1. Creator/Author:
  2. Dexter (5)

Lincoln, the Friendly Neighbor

Creator:
Dexter
Location:
New York, West Nyack
Origin Date:
1960-1970
Materials:
paper
Measurements:
overall: 5 7/16 in x 3 1/2 in
Item ID:
71.2009.083.2647
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 the heroic-sized bronze statue by sculptor Avard Fairbanks dedicated in 1959 in Berwyn, Illinois. Abraham Lincoln is shown in a walking pose with his right hand on the shoulder of a young boy and his left arm in the grasp of the young girl on his left. The statue rests on a pedestal inscribed with the title and a quotation from a letter written in 1849 by Lincoln to his friend Judge Joseph Gillespie: "The better part of one's life consists of his friendships." The postcard reverse is divided and has narrative text printed on the left side. The number 46937-B is printed in the lower left corner. Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum