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

Pennsylvania Monument, Gettysburg, Pa.

David Kaufmann
Maryland, Baltimore
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overall: 5 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in
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Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
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This tinted postcard features the Pennsylvania State Memorial in the Gettysburg National Military Park at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This memorial was built as a tribute to Pennsylvania's almost 35,000 enlisted officers and men who fought in the July 1 to 3, 1863, Battle of Gettysburg during the United States Civil War. All of their names are recorded on the bronze tablets placed on the four sides of the pedestal and on the inner walls of the arches. Set upon the pedestal is the granite pavilion, which consists of 4 corner towers linked by arches that form a 4-sided triumphal arch. Engaged Ionic columns at the corners and flanking the arches form niches for the 8 portrait statues. The pavilion is topped by a granite dome. Between the parapet and the dome's base is an observation deck, accessed by a spiral staircase in the northwest corner tower. The Goddess of Victory and Peace crowns the podium atop the dome. Larger-than-life bronze statues of President Abraham Lincoln and other prominent Civil War figures flank the arches. The whole postcard image is surrounded by a white border with the caption printed in the top margin. The postcard reverse is divided. The number 102522 is printed along the top edge near the middle. Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum