1. Creator/Author:
  2. C. L. Bence (1)

Burial Plot of Abraham Lincoln's Parents

Creator:
C. L. Bence
Location:
Illinois, Mattoon
Origin Date:
1960-1964
Materials:
paper
Measurements:
overall: 3 1/2 in x 5 1/2 in
Item ID:
71.2009.083.1373
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Cartoons, Broadsides & Ephemera

Description

This color postcard features a photograph of Thomas and Sarah Lincoln's burial plot in Shiloh Cemetery near Charleston, Illinois. The monument erected in 1924 and gives the birth and death dates of both people and notes that they were the parents of President Abraham Lincoln. The plot is surrounded by a black wrought iron fence. A brick building is seen in the background. Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum