Thursday, February 12, 2009

Lincoln Centennial Souvenir Postcard


Abraham Lincoln was born February 12, 1809 at Elizabethtown, Kentucly. A number of postcards were issued by various publishers for the Centennial of his birthday in 1909. This postcard is from a set of six published by Nash, Lincoln Birthday Series No. 1. This card has a quotation from Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address on March 4, 1865: "With malice toward none, with charity for all." Other cards in this set depict a log cabin and White House, Lincoln as a rail splitter, the Emancipation Proclamation freeing the slaves, the Bixby letter to the mother of dead soldiers, and the Gettysburg Address.

This year is the Lincoln Bicentennial year. Today President Obama made some remarks at the U. S. capitol to kick off the Lincoln Bicentennial celebrations.

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