Postcard Commemorating the Centennial of Abraham Lincoln's Birth, 1909

Summary

On February 12, 1909, virtually the entire nation turned out to honor Abraham Lincoln on the 100th anniversary of his birth. In city after city, Americans put aside their regional differences and sought national unity by venerating Lincoln as a "man of the people." Postcards abounded as popular keepsakes, including this German-imported embossed example.

On February 12, 1909, virtually the entire nation turned out to honor Abraham Lincoln on the 100th anniversary of his birth. In city after city, Americans put aside their regional differences and sought national unity by venerating Lincoln as a "man of the people." Postcards abounded as popular keepsakes, including this German-imported embossed example.

Artifact

Postcard

Date Made

1909

Subject Date

1909

Creators

Unknown

Place of Creation

Germany 

Creator Notes

Printed in Germany.

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

66.143.844

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Printing (Process)
Embossing (Technique)

Color

Multicolored
Gold (Color)
Red
Blue

Dimensions

Height: 3.5 in

Width: 5.5 in

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