One postcard featuring Martial Law, or Order No. 11, 1868, an oil painting by George Caleb Bingham (1811-1879), part of the permanent collection at the State Historical Society of Missouri
Born in Virginia, young Bingham moved with his family to Missouri in 1818. As an artist, he became known for his scenes of everyday frontier and river life in Missouri. He was also elected to the state legislature (1848) and appointed state treasurer (1862-1865) and adjutant general (1875-1876). The State Historical Society holds one of the largest collections of works by Bingham. Send a quick note updating friends and family of travels with this postcard.