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Gettysburg National Cemetery, Pennsylvania

This is an aerial image of a portion of the National Cemetery on the Gettysburg Battlefield in Pennsylvania. It was made famous by the dedication speech given by Abraham Lincoln which is now carved into the wall of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D. C.

Natural Color by Mike Roberts, Berkeley 2, Calif.

The description states:

THE NATIONAL CEMETERY, GETTYSBURG PA.

This aerial view clearly shows the rows of markers for both the known and unknown Northern dead who were interred here. The known dead total 3,555 and are buried in eighteen different groups, each state having its own individual section. The New York State Monument is in the foreground and in the read and center stands the National Monument which is near the spot where Lincoln delivered his immortal speech of dedication and is the nation’s tribute to her sons who gave their lives as the price of victory on the field of Gettysburg.

–This postcard likely dates from the 1950s.

North Carolina Monument, Gettysburg Battlefield, Pennsylvania

This image shows the evocative monument to the men of North Carolina who fought in the Battle of Gettysburg in July, 1863.

Natural Color by Mike Roberts, Berkeley 2, Calif.

The description states:

North Carolina Monument. This admirably executed monument depicts the action and determination put forth by the men in grey in the great conflict at Gettysburg. Erected by the state of North Carolina, the beautiful statue stands on the east side of Confederate Avenue.

–Confederate Avenue is a short loop of road on Seminary Ridge at the Gettysburg Battlefield site. The monument was constructed by Gutzon Borglum, the same sculptor most famous for the sculptures at Mount Rushmore, South Dakota.

This card likely dates from the 1950s.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

This week’s folio is images of various civic and commercial structures in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Historically contentious because of competing claims between the French, English and colonists, this area was primarily a military base for much of its early years. A settlement grew in the fork of the river which became the city.

All images by Colorpicture Publishers, Boston 15, Mass.

The indication on one of the photos that the Civic Auditorium is new points to this folio dating from the 1960s. That building, with its retractable roof, was demolished in 2012.