Kylie's Grandfather was even so generous to send in an authentic bullet for the students to check out and an additional take-home gift. Kylie's Great-Grandfather came up with a concept for a picture of Lincoln that had been painted in 1959 by an English painter named William Nuttall. He went so far as to travel to Washington, D.C. to have a copyright issued so no one else could steal his idea. Post cards were made with the portrait on them for distribution in 1963 at the 100 year celebration after the Civil War. Kylie's grandfather has the original painting and sent in a post card for each student in the class to keep. (See the photo of this painting below, along with a few artifact photos.)
BIG THANKS to Kylie, her mom, and her Grandfather Mr. Cullison for their generous donation of time sharing this great information, tasty hardtack snacks, and of course the postcards! Kylie did a FANTASTIC job and our class loved her presentation!