1. Creator/Author:
  2. David Kaufmann (3)

National Monument, Gettysburg, Pa.

Creator:
David Kaufmann
Location:
Maryland, Baltimore
Origin Date:
1930-1940
Materials:
paper
Measurements:
overall: 3 7/16 in x 5 7/16 in
Item ID:
71.2009.083.2357
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Cartoons, Broadsides & Ephemera

Description

This tinted postcard features the Soldier's National Monument located in the Gettysburg National Cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The monument is located near the spot where Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address as part of the dedication of the cemetery on November 19, 1863. The monument stands sixty feet high. The base is a massive pedestal with four allegorical figures representing War, History, Peace, and Plenty. A colossal-sized marble statue representing the Genius of Victory is mounted at the top of the monument. A fence is shown surrounding the monument with a background of large trees. A white border surrounds the whole image with the caption printed in the top margin. The postcard reverse is divided with narrative text print on the left side. The number 102520 is printed along the top edge near the middle. Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum