1. Creator/Author:
  2. Brooks Chapek (1)

Blackhawk Monument at Oregon, Illinois

Creator:
Brooks Chapek
Location:
Unknown place made
Origin Date:
1911-1930
Materials:
paper
Measurements:
overall: 5 7/16 in x 3 7/16 in
Item ID:
71.2009.083.1317
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 Blackhawk Monument above Rock River near Oregon, Illinois. According to the sculptor, Loredo Taft, the 48-foot statue was inspired by Chief Blackhawk of the Sauk tribe though was not a likeness of him but a blending of the Fox, Sauk, Sioux and Mohawk cultures. Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum