Standing together for a photograph are two of Indiana’s most notable authors of the 19th Century. To the left is General Lew Wallace and opposite is James Whitcomb Riley. I can’t make out what the flag is draped over in the center for its significance.
The card is postally used but has nothing to do with the subject matter. Condition is very good.
The subject matter is of some importance as these are two of Indiana’s most cherished authors and the one apparent similarity between them.
General Lew Wallace had a distinguished career as a lawyer, soldier and politician, diplomat. He may be best known for his writing “Ben Hur.” James Whitcomb Riley was a writer, poet and best selling author.
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