1. Creator/Author:
  2. M & L Ltd. (1)

Lincoln Memorial, Edinburgh

Creator:
M & L Ltd.
Location:
Great Britain
Origin Date:
1908-1920
Materials:
paper
Measurements:
overall: 5 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in
Item ID:
71.2009.083.0695
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, Courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Cartoons, Broadsides & Ephemera

Description

This sepia-toned postcard features the bronze statue of United States President Abraham Lincoln done by sculptor George Edwin Bissell located in Edinburgh, Scottland. Also known as the Scottish-American Soldiers Monument, it was dedicated in 1893 to the Scots who fought and died in the American Civil War. The monument depicts a standing figure of President Lincoln with a freed slave giving thanks at his feet, A bronze shield bears the old US flag, and is wreathed in thistles to the left, and cotton to the right. Two regimental flags lie furled, the battle being over. The black man holds a book, indicating that he is not only free, he is also now educated. The inscription on the base reads "In Memory of Scottish American Soldiers." The postcard caption is printed in the upper left corner of the image. The postcard reverse is divided. Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum