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Lincoln's Head

Creator:
unknown
Location:
Unknown place made
Origin Date:
1956
Materials:
paper
Measurements:
overall: 5 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in
Item ID:
71.2009.083.2862
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Cartoons, Broadsides & Ephemera

Description

This color postcard features the right side of the face of Abraham Lincoln carved into the granite front of Mount Rushmore by sculptor Gutzon Borglum and his son. A park ranger in uniform can be seen standing beside the face with his left hand extended toward the corner of the mouth. According to the caption, a man six feet tall can stand in Lincoln's eye. The postcard reverse is divided. The caption is printed on the left side. A brief handwritten note in ink from Fred Weiser to Gerald McMurtry of Fort Wayne, Indiana, is on the left side. The Keystone, South Dakota, postmark is dated September 6, 1956. Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum