Lincoln Tapestry

Painting, oil on canvas
artist unknown, ca. 1875
7'2" x 5'10" = 250 x 181 cm
SHSND 6734

This canvas was owned by John L. Cass, who moved to Stanton from Lincoln County, Minnesota in the 1890s and served as the state’s attorney for Mercer County and was later the editor of the Mercer County Farmer. This huge painting was part of a “box of relics” shipped to the museum, via the Northern Pacific Railroad on October 10, 1937. The box weighed 82 pounds and the cost of shipping was $0.50.