• Sewing table, belonging to Mary Todd Lincoln

    Veneered work table. Rectangular base with carved scroll bracket feet, pedestal supporting top is rectangular post, narrowing toward top. Two drawers under nearly square top, each drawer is concave wi…

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  • Chest of drawers, belonging to Abraham Lincoln

    Late Empire-style bureau with upper tier of three small drawers, on body of four drawers. Upper tiers are concave, small knobs for handles, center one does not match others. Main body has upper drawer…

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  • Wall mirror, belonging to Abraham Lincoln

    Rectangular gilt gesso on wood molding frame mirror. Top outer edge is bevelled away from mirror, 1/2" wide, remainder of mirror slopes inward. One incised line 1/2" from outer ridge. 1" wide molding…

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  • Dining chair, belonging to Abraham Lincoln

    Empire-style gondola chair. Side stiles and crest rail are joined to appear as one sweeping piece, bottom edge of crest rail cut out to form scrolls. Splat is vase-shaped - no shoe where joined to sea…

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  • Marriage certificate, from the wedding of E.S. Barnes and Caroline Inslee

    Dresser, Reverend Charles, Matheny, N.W., clerk

    Yellowed marriage certificate for the wedding of E.S. Barnes and Caroline Inslee on November 24, 1842, in Springfield. The certificate is signed by N.W. Matheny. Note below printed area in ink: "Solem…

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  • Letter, a request made seeking assistance in obtaining "A commssion in the Army" (recovered from Lincoln Home)

    Light blue two-leaf folio, begins: "Spring ___/Dec. 28th 1847/Hon. A. Lincoln/ Dear Sir./ I hope that I shall not trespass too much upon your time..." Signature is missing due to loss of paper, along…

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  • Framed print of summer scene

    Currier & Ives

    Cottage Life - Summer, lithograph showing young boy in red playing stick-n-hoop on walk leading to white Greek-revival style mansion. Mother in red skirt and white blouse sits with two daughters under…

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  • End table, owned by Rev. Charles Dresser, a friend of the Lincoln family

    Nutt & Barkley, Springfield, ILL

    Lamp table with removable marble top on walnut turned pedestal. Pedestal does not reach to the ground, and is supported by four incurved cut-out legs with ceramic castors connected to the center pedes…

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  • Wardrobe, belonging to Abraham Lincoln

    back is composed of seven horizontal boards. Wardrobe rests on a platform comprised of two planks, held off the floor by four short, turned, tapered round legs that terminate in bun feet. W 48" x H 76…

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  • Booklet, recovered from Lincoln Home

    J & G.S. Gideon, Publ

    Booklet. "Speech of M ____ Wilson, of N. Hampshire,/ The Political Influence of Slavery..." Printed on the last leaf is "16", providing pages in length. L 3 1/2" x W 6 5/8". As the paper is tri-folded…

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  • Easy chair, owned by Rev. Charles Dresser, a friend of the Lincoln family

    Upholstered Gentlemen's balloon-backed chair. Victorian Rococco style. Exposed walnut trim, medium stain. Chair back crest carved with two closed buds hanging upside-down, flanked by open roses, leave…

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  • Letter, soliciting Lincoln's assistance in an application for a patent of a medicine (recovered from Lincoln Home)

    ____ln M.C./...City/D.C. (M.C., "Member of Congress"). L 6 1/2" x W 4 3/4". Springfiel_/A. Lincoln/I have much solicitude... Address side This three piece letter solicits Lincoln's assistance in an ap…

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  • Letter, from Orville Hickman Browning (recovered from Lincoln Home)

    Browning, Orville Hickman

    Letter. "Quincy Illinois March 10th 1846." Four pieces of a letter, all from the same communique. Most likely from Orville Hickman Browning. The body of the letter makes reference to poetry and parody…

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  • Book, leatherbound Bible

    E.H. Butler & Co

    red, green, & brown ribbons sewn down the spine. Main page: "Butler's Edition, The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments..." Family births, deaths, & marriages on special pages between Apoc…

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  • Easy chair, owned by Rev. Charles Dresser, a friend of the Lincoln family

    Upholstered lady's chair. Victorian Rococco style. Exposed walnut trim, medium stain. Chair back crest carved with two closed buds hanging upside-down, flanked by open roses, leaves and scrolls. Uphol…

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  • Letter, recovered from Lincoln Home

    David ___ckin_on

    Letter. "Wednesday Night./March 11, 1846./Friend Lincoln./Your epistle of 8... (letter of two paragraphs follows).../Yours Infinitely/ David ___ckin__on." On the address side of the folio, "A. Lincoln…

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  • Book, "Revised Statutes of the State of Illinois

    Brayman, M

    Revised Statutes of the State of Illinois. M. Brayman, 1845. L 9" x W 5 3/4" x D 2 3/8". Tradition holds that this book was used by Abraham Lincoln. This is partially supported by the fact that the bo…

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  • Trundle toy, made by Abraham Lincoln

    Lincoln, Abraham

    Wheeled cart with solid axles. Main body is rectangular block. Two thin boards run perpendicular on top and bottom of block with short pivots. Wheels screw to pivots. In center top, thin board also ru…

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  • Stickpin, Antebellum jewelry

    setting has four molded roses and thistles on outer edge, rope around stone is braid of human hair, set under glass. Long sticker/ pin is twisted in middle. L 3" x W 5/8". Single stone stickpin An exa…

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  • Announcement, from the Logan and Lincoln law office

    Lincoln, Abraham

    Written document from the Logan and Lincoln law office, giving details of legal case. Filman Hornbuckle v. John Parkepile in Menard County, regarding a stolen black horse. Written in black ink (slight…

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