1. Creator/Author:
  2. American Colortype Co. (1)

The Lincoln Group

Creator:
American Colortype Co.
Location:
Illinois, Chicago; New York, New York
Origin Date:
1933
Materials:
paper
Measurements:
overall: 3 1/2 in x 5 1/2 in
Item ID:
71.2009.083.2982
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Cartoons, Broadsides & Ephemera

Description

This tinted postcard features an overhead view of the Lincoln Group at the Chicago World's Fair in 1933. The group consists of five buildings, each of which marks a period of time in the life of Abraham Lincoln: the birthplace cabin near Hodgenville, Kentucky; the log cabin home on Pigeon Creek in southern Indiana; the general store in New Salem, Illinois; the Rutledge Tavern in New Salem; and the Wigwam where Lincoln was nominated as the Republican presidential candidate in 1860. Several automobiles are seen parked along the fence or near the entrance. The caption is printed along the bottom edge near the middle of the image. The postcard reverse is divided. A handwritten note in blue ink from Ellery C. Clapp to H. M. Hioise of Hadley, Massachusetts, is on the left side. The Oak Park, Illinois, postmark is dated July 11, 1933. Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum