Monday, November 19, 2012

149 Years of The Gettysburg Address

From the collection of Gena Philibert-Ortega

The other side of the postcard states:

This is a fac-simile of the Tablet adopted by the War Department, in pursuance of the Act of Congress ordering the erection of Tablets bearing Lincoln's Gettysburg Address in all National Cemeteries and Military Parks.


Mariann said...

This prose still gives the the shivers. Amazing. Nice tablet facsimile: I'll try to print this out.

Gena Philibert-Ortega said...

Hi Mariann-

I picked this postcard up at an antique mall this weekend. Didn't realize at the time that it was the anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. Turned out to be a timely purchase.

Thanks for reading and commenting on my blog. I appreciate it.