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Postcard of Abraham Lincoln's Log Cabin
Postcard of Abraham Lincoln's Log Cabin
Resource Typeimage
TitlePostcard of Abraham Lincoln's Log Cabin
Coverage / Year1910
DescriptionPostcard of "Abraham Lincoln's Log Cabin Built by Abraham Lincoln and his father in 1831, in Coles County, Illinois; taken to Chicago during the World's Fair by the Abraham Lincoln Log Cabin Association". This postcard was mailed August 14, 1910 from Chicago to El Paso, Illinois. On the reverse is a note and a cancelled one cent stamp.
InterpretationAnother indication of the reverence for Lincoln present in Illinois in the generations after his death. The family who received this postcard had a large picture of Lincoln hanging in their Blacksmith shop for many years. Interestingly, the note on the postcard has nothing to do with Lincoln but rather with the health of a sick relative in Chicago.
Lesson Plans / ThemesGoverning Ourselves;
Learning Standards16 History; 14 Political Systems;
Author or CreatorEarly American Museum
Subject / KeywordsLincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Coles County, Illinois; Cabins; Pioneers; Politics & Government; Kyser; Chesebro Blacksmith Shop; Chicago, Illinois;
Collection PublisherEarly American Museum
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Rights Management Statement
Resource Identifier1994.015.0058
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