Lincoln Monument - Oak Ridge Cemetery - Springfield, IL - Postcard, c. 1950s
(5 1/2 x 3 1/2 In) This is an original vintage Curteich linen postcard distributed by Lincoln Souvenir & Gift Shop in the 1950s. It shows a view of the Lincoln Monument at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois.
"The foundation of the tomb was laid in 1869 and the superstructure was completed in 1871 at a cost of $180,000. In 1901 it was rebuilt at a cost of $100,000 and in 1931 an appropriation of $175,000 was voted to rebuild the structure. The obelisk rises 117 feet above the sidewalk and the base of the structure is seventy feet square and fifteen feet high. The monument contains the bodies of Abraham Lincoln- 16th President of the U.S.A.- Mrs. Lincoln and three of the four Lincoln children.", reads the description printed on the back.
"Monday A.M. - We drove 380 Mi. yesterday. Staid all night at Springfield, Ill. Love, Ethel.", reads the note written on the back.
The postcard is used and is in VERY GOOD condition, wear at the edges.
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