Monthly Archives: November 2016

Lincoln Cenotaph, Springfield, Illinois

This image shows the memorial cenotaph that sits above the tomb of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States.

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Genuine curteich “C.T. Art-Colortone” Post Card

The description states:

Two feet back of this cenotaph and ten feet below the floor lies the immortal Lincoln. The flags shown in the background represent the states where the life of the Lincoln generations have lived. In addition to the body of Lincoln, the monument contains the bodies of Mrs.Lincoln and three of the four Lincoln children.

–The room visible here was redecorated in this style in 1931, but has changed little in the intervening decades.

This image likely dates from the 1940s.

Lincoln Statue, State Capitol Grounds, Springfield, Illinois

This image shows the memorial to Abraham Lincoln, who lived in Springfield, Illinois until his Presidency in 1861.

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Genuine Curteich “C. T. Art-Colortone” Post Card

There is no description on the back of this card.

The statue is located outside the entrance to the Illinois statehouse, and includes the entire text of his farewell speech on the granite slab behind him The statue was erected in 1918.

This card was used and is dated 9 July 1953.


Lincoln Home, Springfield, Illinois

This image shows the home where president-to-be Abraham Lincoln lived in the years just prior to his election to the President of the United States in 1861.

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Genuine Curteich-Chicago “C.T Art-Colortone”

The description states:

This is the only home Lincoln ever owned and was occupied from1844 until the family moved to Washington in 1861. Here three sons were born, Edward, William and Thomas; and here Edward died.

The house was built in 1839 by the Rev. Charles Dresser, the Episcopal Minister, who married Lincoln and Mary Todd three years later. Abraham Lincoln bought this house in 1844 for $15000. Originally a story and a half the full second story was added in 1856 for $1300 and the North front room became Mr. Lincoln’s bedroom.

The house contains many of the original Lincoln possessions and is open to the public from 9 A. M. to 5 P. M. daily.

–The house is now part of the Lincoln Home National Historic Site. This image likely dates from the 1940s.