But consider this
On the afternoon of Thursday, November 19, 1863, at the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, four and a half months after the Union armies defeated
those of the Confederacy at the Battle of Gettysburg, President Abraham Lincoln, one of the best-known Presidents in American history delivered what would be known as “The Gettysburg Address”.
His carefully crafted address, came to be regarded as one of the greatest speeches in American history, and lasted just over two minutes.
So what, you ask, could this old antique iron bed have to do with such an historic day in our history. First…….We came across this bed in Gettysburg, Pa. It came from an elderly gentleman who’s family had lived all their lives in Gettysburg. Going back generations to the early 1800’s. He said that the bed had always been in his family and had been handed down from generation to generation. He remembered it being in his grandfathers house when he was a small child.
So once again…….consider this. The bed that you’re looking at…… was actually being used in a home, on the day President Lincoln delivered one of, if not the, most famous speech in our history. Nice to put in perspective the age of these old iron beauties and what our country was going through when they were being used.