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Print from original ink and wash by Lloyd Ostendorf 1975

Click Picture for Larger View20-1-25 Original

Subject: Representative Lincoln traveling by stage coach

Description: Representative Lincoln getting on the stage coach to travel over the Post Road through Athens, Illinois to Springfield, Illinois, on to State Capitol at Vandalia, Illinois. This transportation was described as a 'coach & four'. Researched by Dr. Wayne Temple.

This ink and wash was used as the 'logo' and theme picture for prints and publicizing the Bicentennial event, Marking the Lincoln Post Road from New Salem to Springfield. A mile marker and road sign with this 'logo' on it was placed every mile from New Salem to Springfield, and from Springfield to New Salem. A 22-mile parade was held on February 12, 1976 from New Salem to Springfield. According to the D.A.T.O., this celebration was one of the top 10 BiCentennial events in the nation.

This picture was used as the cachet on envelopes which were specially postmarked (1st day cancellation) on February 12, 1976.

Original: (1) Ink and wash 11" x 14" on artist board

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