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Lincoln Tomb

Lincoln Tomb Springfield Illinois First Day Covers
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Stock #: 152508
Type: Postcard
Era: Linen
City: Springfield
State: Illinois (IL)
County: Sangamon
Publisher: H. N. Shonkwiller
Postmark: 1960 Nov-19
PM City: New York
PM State: N. Y
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
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The foundation for the tomb was laid in 1869 and the superstructure was completed in 1871 at a cost of $180000. In 1901 it was rebuilt at a cost of $100000 and in 1931 a appropriation of $ 175000 was voted to rebuild the structure. The obelisk rises 117 feet above the sidewalk and the base of the structure is seventy feet square and fifteen feet high. The monument contains the bodies of Abraham Lincoln-16th President of the U.S.A.-Mrs. Lincoln and three of the four Lincoln children