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Lower Landing, Rockport, Ind.

Creator:
T. C. Basye
Location:
Indiana, Spencer County, Rockport
Origin Date:
1930
Materials:
paper
Measurements:
overall: 3 1/2 in x 5 7/16 in
Item ID:
71.2009.083.1978
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Cartoons, Broadsides & Ephemera

Description

This colored postcard depicts the lower landing area along the Ohio River at Rockport, Indiana. It is said to be the spot from which a young Abraham Lincoln and Allen Gentry left to sail the flatboat of produce down the Mississippi River to New Orleans. A white border surrounds the image with the caption printed in top margin. The number 16081-C is printed in the lower right corner of the border. The postcard reverse is divided with narrative text printed on the left side. Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum