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Mary Rutledge Home, Birmingham, Iowa

Creator:
New London Journal
Location:
Iowa, New London
Origin Date:
1962-1975
Materials:
paper
Measurements:
overall: 3 1/2 in x 5 1/2 in
Item ID:
71.2009.083.2036
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Cartoons, Broadsides & Ephemera

Description

This postcard features a reproduction of a 1962 painting titled "The Mary Rutledge Home" by Homer L. Holmes of Rock Island, Illinois. Mary Rutledge was the mother of Ann Rutledge who was said to be Abraham Lincoln's first love interest until her death in 1835. The painting shows a dilapidated log cabin located in Birmingham, Iowa, which is said to be the home of Ann's mother after the family moved from Illinois to Van Buren County, Iowa, in 1837. The cabin is depicted in a winter setting with snow on the ground. The caption along with the date is printed in the lower right corner of the image. The postcard reverse is divided with narrative text printed on the left side. The number 23705 is printed along the bottom edge in the center. Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum