New Salem State Park Ceremony

Title

New Salem State Park Ceremony

Subject

Illinois--New Salem (Menard County)
Special events
Schrader, Fred
Sandburg, Carl, 1878-1967
Guitar

Description

Carl Sandburg plays the guitar and speaks into a microphone at a New Salem State Park event.

Photo caption: "C&IM president Fred Schrader was not only an active and busy railroad executive, but also a prominent civic leader. In 1949, a ceremony was held at the New Salem State Park near Petersburg on the occasion of the newly restored pioneer buildings there. Poet Carl Sandburg was the guest of honor and entertained the crowd with his ballads and words of wisdom. Sandburg is pictured here with his guitar; seated to his left is Fred Schrader, the master of ceremonies. Photo was taken October 8, 1949."

Creator

Chicago & Illinois Midland Railway

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1949-10-08

Rights

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum holds all rights and permissions.

Format

jpg

Language

eng

Identifier

405218
Chicago and Illinois Midland Railroad Collection

Original Format

photographic print
b&w
1

Physical Dimensions

11 x 13 cm

Citation

Chicago & Illinois Midland Railway, “New Salem State Park Ceremony,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed August 3, 2020, http://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/29402.