1. Creator/Author:
  2. Breostone (1)

The Tallman House, Shelbyville, Illinois

Creator:
Breostone
Location:
Unknown place made
Origin Date:
1920-1930
Materials:
paper
Measurements:
overall: 3 5/16 in x 5 5/16 in
Item ID:
71.2009.083.1323
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Cartoons, Broadsides & Ephemera

Description

This postcard features a photograph of the Tallman House which was located in Shelbyville, Illinois. Abraham Lincoln stayed at the Tallman House when he traveled the Eighth Judicial Circuit as part of his law practice from 1847-1857. A typed note clipped to the postcard states that "Lincoln occupied the room at the corner of the second floor above the light post." Text in the bottom margin reads: The Tallman House, Lincoln stopped here when in Shelbyville, Ill." The reverse is divided in half vertically by a black line. The left half is labeled "Correspondence" while the right half is labeled "Address Only." Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum