Vintage Memorial Day postcard

Vintage Memorial Day postcards

Here are more than a dozen colorfully-illustrated postcards published in honor of Memorial Day — known originally as Decoration Day. These antique cards are all from the early 1900s, and several feature the work of popular artist Ellen Clapsaddle.
John Logan with wife Mary Simmerson Cunningham Logan, son Manning Alexander Logan, and daughter Mary Elizabeth Dollie Logan (c1870)

The love story behind our first Memorial Day (1955)

When the flowers are reverently placed on the graves tomorrow, there will be many indebted to a tall, dark-haired frontiersman-soldier-statesman, General John Alexander Logan. Through his efforts, encouraged by his loyal wife, Memorial Day was founded.

A real old-fashioned mincemeat recipe (1890)

This mincemeat recipe comes from the wife of John A Logan, who, among many other accomplishments of note, was a general in the Union Army during the Civil War, and an Illinois congressman and senator. He is also considered to have been key in making Memorial Day an official US holiday. This remarkable lady was named Mary Simmerson Cunningham Logan.