1. Creator/Author:
  2. O. H. Oldroyd (3)

Abraham Lincoln, through Log Cabins to the White House

Creator:
O. H. Oldroyd
Location:
Washington, D. C.
Origin Date:
1905
Materials:
paper
Measurements:
overall: 3 1/2 in x 5 5/8 in
Item ID:
71.2009.083.2184
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Cartoons, Broadsides & Ephemera

Description

This postcard consists of four separate illustrations of homes in which President Abraham Lincoln had lived throughout his life. The top left illustration represents the log cabin in Kentucky in which Lincoln was born in 1809. The top right illustrations depicts Lincoln's log cabin home in Indiana in 1817. The bottom left illustration depicts the home Abraham helped his father build when the family moved to Illinois in 1830. The bottom right image depicts the White House in Washington, D. C., in 1861, the year in which Lincoln was inaugurated as the sixteenth president of the United States. The caption is printed in the margin below the images. The undivided postcard reverse features a memorial cachet in the upper left corner in which a head and shoulders portrait of President Lincoln is surrounded with a circular border. The portrait and the panel below it giving Lincoln's birth and death dates are surrounded with a scroll design and palm branches. Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum