• Bust of William Shakespeare

    White Parian ware bust of Shakespeare. Turned pedestal, bust from chest up, has cloak draped around himself, shirt ties into bow wtih tassels, short hair, beard, moustache. Inscribed into china "J& TB…

    View Full Item  in University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library
  • Shadow box from Antebellum Springfield, IL

    Shadow box containing human hair wreath. Hair is braided and made into three branch wreath w/bows and flowers and cones. Frame has flowers applied at compass points, molded using paper ache in part. B…

    View Full Item  in University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library
  • Rocking chair, belonging to the Lincoln Family

    Small black horsehair-upholstered rocking chair. Very low arms from front seat rail at seat height, running back rising to little knobs at elbow height. Bottom rim on front seat rail. Front legs modif…

    View Full Item  in University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library
  • Fob, Antebellum jewelry

    carved in shape of a long hoof. Bottom of gold with initials "GFHL" in circle, attatched to small braided hair loop. L 1 3/8". Carved ivory pendant or charm An example of the use of human hair in jewe…

    View Full Item  in University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library
  • Candelabrum, belonging to Abraham Lincoln

    Single-stick girandole candelabra, with marble base, turned bronze pedestal support, branched stem. cast-bronze priece with flowers and pair of turtle dove designs. Pedestal has remnants of burnished…

    View Full Item  in University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library
  • Rocking chair, belonged to Pickarel family (friends of Abraham Lincoln)

    Black horsehair-upholstered rocking chair with partially upholstered arms. Back curved, ending in slight scroll. Arms curve around to front and back, up to underside of arms, with fleur de lis and cur…

    View Full Item  in University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library
  • Cream pitcher, belonging to the Lincoln Family

    Ceramic cream pitcher. Cream color, octagonal base, rounded octagonal shape. H 2 1/4" x W 6" x D 2 1/4". Traditionally held to have belonged to the Lincoln family. How we learn about communities Anteb…

    View Full Item  in University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library
  • Framed print of domestic scene

    to the left of the mother stands a barefoot girl holding a baby in front of an old open fireplace with cooking utensils. L 33 1/2" x W 29" x D 2 1/2". Large rectangular walnut frame with print of a ki…

    View Full Item  in University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library
  • Secretary, belonging to Abraham Lincoln

    Tall secretary desk with glass front, four bookcases on top, enclosed bottom cupboard, fold-out desk tray. Bookcase has double doors wtih six panes of glass in each door, desk tray which is covered wi…

    View Full Item  in University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library
  • Framed print of Daniel Webster

    Webster, Daniel, Unknown

    Deep rectangular wooden frame, identical to LIHO 325. Contains picture of Daniel Webster. He wears a dark suit and bow tie with a high-collared shirt. He has deep-set eyes and heavy eyebrows. L 15" x…

    View Full Item  in University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library
  • Wall clock, typical of timepieces during Lincoln's lifetime

    E. Howard & Co

    Walnut wall clock, "E. Howard & Co." on round clock face. Roman numerals, 2nd hand small face with Arabic numerals in 10's. Pendulum works in case with partial glass front. Cornice base, molding aroun…

    View Full Item  in University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library
  • Roofing shingle, believed to have been installed on the roof of the Lincoln Home

    Roofing shingle made from milled wood. Distinct grain on wide part, weathered to almost black color. Found during 1987-1988 restoration. L 5 11/16" x W 1 1/8" x D 1/4". This shingle is believed to hav…

    View Full Item  in University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library
  • Book, "Queens of England

    D. Appleton & Co

    Book, "Queens of England", published in New York City by D. Appleton & Co., 1861. Tooled leather binding, frontpiece. Book is signed by "Mary Lincoln 1860". 323 pages incl. illustrations and list of p…

    View Full Item  in University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library
  • Child's chair, owned by Abraham Lincoln, used by his fourth son, Thomas (Tad)

    Low small Empire-style caned seat side chair. Modified shield-shaped seat, two back splats w/outlined carved, bowed back legs. Slightly cyma curved front legs, front stretcher curved and flat, two rou…

    View Full Item  in University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library
  • Daybed, belonging to Lincoln Family

    Caned day bed. Two caned round arms fit onto bed with screw key. Ring-turned legs and supports, opens up and has 13 round supports for mattress, etc. The mattress is missing. L 54" H 28" x W 26 1/2".…

    View Full Item  in University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library
  • Kneading table from Antebellum Springfield, IL

    one drawer. L 58 1/2" x H 30" x W 31". Large wooden kitchen work table. Five legs. Tin-lined flour bin holds approximately 25 pounds of flour Common table design during the mid- to late-1800's. Antebe…

    View Full Item  in University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library
  • Dinner Plate, belonging to the Lincoln Family

    China dinner plate. In center is hand-painted small floral bouquet. On rim, at horizontal compass points is red flower sprigg. Diam. 9 1/2". Traditionally held to have belonged to the Lincoln family.…

    View Full Item  in University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library
  • Dinner Plate, belonging to the Lincoln Family

    China dinner plate of English manufacture. Gray transfer pattern of a castle scene in center. Rim has repeated pattern of a different castle. Numeral 20 is impressed into bottom of plate. Diam. 10 1/4…

    View Full Item  in University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library
  • Brick, part of north chimney of Lincoln Home

    Painted chimney brick located May 1986. Stretcher and header on one side painted light chocolate brown with some mortar remnants. Very dirty, some chips. L 8 1/2" x W 4 1/16" x D 2". Brick was part of…

    View Full Item  in University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library
  • Bracelet, Antebellum jewelry

    and engraved brass catches on either side of stone. Crocheted band has two open bands with double crocheted band in the middle. L 6 3/4" x W 3/4". stone is a square piece of glass over a black materia…

    View Full Item  in University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library
123Next