President Eisenhower's Lincoln, NH Visit Mural Replica

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Product Overview

Clark’s Trading Post is pleased to participate in a fundraising campaign to assist the Upper Pemigewasset Historical Society.  ALL PROFITS FROM THIS SALE WILL BENEFIT THE UPPER PEMIGEWASSET HISTORICAL SOCIETY.  The Society would greatly appreciate your support as it undertakes replacing the exterior siding of the museum building.  This building,  formerly the old Union Church, is the last of Lincoln’s historic buildings that remains architecturally unchanged.

Secure a piece of Lincoln history.  Offered here is a high resolution replica of a mural that was painted by Robert Hughes for the 1960 dedication of Lincoln’s new Post Office.  An ideal gift for the person who enjoys our local history.   

These murals are a fine example of a movement that began in the 1930’s,  when President Franklin Roosevelt launched the Section of Fine Arts program during the Great Depression.  Public art in federal buildings, including post offices, was created by artists employed by the United States government to beautify the country. In one federal program, 1,400 post office murals were created in more than 1,300 cities and towns. “The murals boosted morale by celebrating local industry and historical events. 

Produced on 3 mm sintra board, the 41” x 17",  this piece comes unframed.  Also included is a narrative brochure describing the images represented in the mural.

This is a pre-buy transaction with a limited window to participate.  Orders must be placed by December 13, 2020.  Please note this price does not include shipping. Murals will available for pick-up at the Lincoln Public Library on Church Street beginning on December 21, 2020.  Pick-up must be at the library 

 Should you have any questions, go to the “contact us” page to email us.

Historical Narrative:

This mural represents the growth of Lincoln from the granting of its charter in 1764, to its settlement and development as a mill town with a typical small-town American flavor.

Highlighted is the historic visit to Lincoln of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, on June 24, 1955.  The setting is the former High School on Maple Street.  The trip was part of a planned visit to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the discovery of the Old Man of the Mountain.  Figures represent President Eisenhower and his Assistant, former Governor Sherman Adams, a resident of Lincoln.

Courtesy of the Upper Pemigewasset Historical Society