1. Creator/Author:
  2. McGrew Color Graphics (8)

Balcony of Fifthian Home

Creator:
McGrew Color Graphics
Location:
Missouri, Kansas City
Origin Date:
1950-1965
Materials:
paper
Measurements:
overall: 3 1/2 in x 5 1/2 in
Item ID:
71.2009.083.2038
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 view of the back of the Fifthian Home in Danville, Illinois. On September 21, 1858, Abraham Lincoln arrived in Danville by train in preparation for a speech he was giving there the next day. He then traveled by carriage to the home of Dr. William Fifthian where he was spending the night. A crowd of around 2,000 Lincoln supporters arrived at the Fifthian home and persuaded Lincoln to make a few remarks to them from the balcony at the back of the brick two-story home. The Memorial Herb Garden is seen in the foreground of the image. The postcard reverse is divided. The number 621455 is printed along the lower edge in the center. Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum