1. Creator/Author:
  2. Burnes--Mangan Press (1)

Invitation to Alton, Illinois, Homecoming

Creator:
Burnes--Mangan Press
Location:
Missouri, St. Louis
Origin Date:
1908
Materials:
paper
Measurements:
overall: 3 1/2 in x 5 1/2 in
Item ID:
71.2009.083.0569
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, Courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Cartoons, Broadsides & Ephemera

Description

This tinted postcard is an invitation to the Alton, Illinois, Homecoming on October 14th-17th, 1908. The dates included the semi-centennial anniversary of the Lincoln-Douglas debate held in Alton on October 15, 1858. Head and shoulders portraits of Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas are within oval shaped frames on either side of the lettering. The postcard reverse is divided. A brief handwritten note in black ink from E. M. Bowman to Francis D. Tandy of New York, New York, is on the left side. Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum