1. Creator/Author:
  2. E. L. Crandall (5)

Lincoln Memorial Near the Potomac River, Washington, D. C.

B. S. Reynolds Co., E. L. Crandall
Washington, D. C.
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overall: 3 1/2 in x 5 1/2 in
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Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
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Cartoons, Broadsides & Ephemera


This linen postcard feature a view from the opposite side of the Tidal Basin from the Lincoln Memorial located in Potomac Park on the banks of the Potomac River in Washington, D. C. The building is in the upper center of the post card with several trees in front of it. The building and the trees are reflected in the water. The Japanese Cherry trees seen in full pink bloom on either side of the building are accented with the early spring green growth of the surrounding foliage and all are mirrored in the placid water. A white 3/16 inch border surrounds the image. The title is printed in the lower margin with the number 121 in front. The number 1A-H323 is printed in a smaller font in the lower right corner of the border. The reverse of the post card is divided in half with a vertical blue line. The caption for the scene is printed at the bottom of the left half. A handwritten note is above the caption: "Washington, D.C., 12-15-36, First Day, E.L.B." The post card is addressed to E. L. Bangs of Baltimore, MD. The postal cancellation dated Dec. 15, 1936, AM is stamped in the center and on top of the two 1-cent stamps in the upper right corner. Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum