Lincoln Memorial (Postcard)
The Lincoln Memorial was commissioned by the federal government to commemorate our nation's sixteenth President. It took 10 years to build. Designed by Henry Bacon in the Greek Revival style, the monument includes one Doric column for each of the 36 states within the Union at the time of Lincoln's death. Notably, there is speculation that Lincoln was purposely represented sitting down to look submissive, appeasing senators from former Confederate states. There are even rumors that the face of General Robert E. Lee was carved onto the back of Lincoln's head by sculptor Daniel Chester French.