• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Newspaper, recovered from Lincoln Home

    Illinois State Journal

    Illinois State Journal/Springfield September 6, 1855 Vol. VIII. No. 70 The top part of the right four columns can be seen. These include the following headings: an 1855 calendar, "Springfield Marine a…

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

    Victorian Rococco style loveseat with exposed walnut trim. Horizontal oval medallion back, flared wing sides, padded arm rests. Carved crest has two upside-down rose buds flanked by open roses, leaves…

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  • Needlework kit

    rest has an expandable pocket, three increasingly-sized swatches for pins, pocket for scissors, and a pocket with flap at the end. Green grosgrain ribbons on opposite edge of roll to tie closed, other…

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  • Dry sink from Early Victorian Springfield, IL

    Zinc-lined dry sink washstand. Bracket feet, bottom divided into panelled cupboard and two drawers, one false, one real, and side-by-side on top of cubboard. Interior has one section deeper than other…

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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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  • Framed print of religious subject

    Currier, N

    woman sitting next to him with arm around his shoulder. Man wears black clothing, woman wears blue dress with white shawl. H 14" x W 10" Search the Scriptures, color lithograph of man wearing glasses…

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