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Young Lincoln Studying by Firelight

Creator:
unknown
Location:
Unknown place made
Origin Date:
1908-1930
Materials:
paper
Measurements:
overall: 3 3/8 in x 5 3/8 in
Item ID:
71.2009.083.1037
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Cartoons, Broadsides & Ephemera

Description

This postcard features an illustration of a young Abraham Lincoln studying by firelight in a log cabin. Lincoln is depicted stretched out on a blanket on the floor in front of the fireplace with a book in his hands. A woman, possibly is stepmother, is seated on a chair behind him. This is one of a series of twenty postcards with illustrations featuring events which occurred during the life of President Lincoln. The postcard reverse is divided. Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum