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Young Abraham Lincoln, Railsplitter

Creator:
unknown
Location:
Unknown place made
Origin Date:
1908
Materials:
paper
Measurements:
overall: 5 1/4 in x 3 1/2 in
Item ID:
71.2009.083.1018
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Cartoons, Broadsides & Ephemera

Description

This colored postcard features a reproduction of a painting of a young, beardless Abraham Lincoln splitting rails. He is depicted holding a broad-axe in his hands while his right foot rests on the log. A log cabin is in the background. A circular-cut inset In the top left corner of the image shows a broad-axe owned by Lincoln. Below the main image is an ox-yoke made by Lincoln in the possession of the University of Illinois, Champaign. The postcard reverse is divided. Narrative text is printed on the left side. Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum