• Ambrotypes and daguerrotypes of Abraham Lincoln

    Various

    Various ambrotypes and daguerrotypes of Abraham Lincoln Antebellum Society and the Civil War Choosing the Lincoln Statue Government in Illinois 16 History

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  • Framed print of George Washington

    Baillie

    Print of George Washington mounted on a white horse. Washington is lifting a cap over his head. Horse and background are white, ground below is green. In background is Washington's army. Washington is…

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  • Cane, made from a shoot of an apple tree which grew in the back yard of the Lincoln Home

    Smooth-bark apple wood cane. Small limbs have been closely trimmed. Slightly curved at lower end. Notation reads: "Cane made from a shoot of an apple tree which grew in the back yard of the Lincoln Ho…

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  • Whatnot, owned by Abraham Lincoln

    Triangular corner whatnot with five graduated shelves. Spindle-turned legs & supports. Top two shelves have open carved sides, bottom three have plain sides. Very small modified bun feet on pegs. H 56…

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  • Whatnot, belonging to Abraham Lincoln

    Rectangular shelf whatnot. Decreasing shelf size from bottom to top, 4 turned legs with modified bun feet. First shelf has large openwork back, shelves two and three smaller openwork backs. Spindle-tu…

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  • We'll fight for Uncle Abe

    Buckley, Fred, Pratt, C. E

    A music score entitled "We'll fight for Uncle Abe: Plantation Song and Chorus" composed by Fred Buckley and words written by C. E. Pratt. This song "sung with great success by C. Pettengill, at the co…

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  • Book, "A Compilation of the Statutes of the State of Illinois, N.H. Purple, Part II (Chicago: Keen & Lee, 1856)

    Keen & Lee, Publishers

    A Compilation of the Statutes of the State of Illinois, N.H. Purple, Part II (Chicago: Keen & Lee, 1856). Stamped with ink on inside back cover page, "Property of O.H. Oldroyd". Binder torn but still…

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  • Watch Chain from Early/Mid-Victorian Springfield, IL

    Choker-type chain made out of brown braided hair. Has brass hook and clasp at ends, and a mother-of-pear and brass piece in the middle. Brass pieces are heavily decorated. L 14 1/2". Typical keepsake…

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  • Cushion, typical of fabrics available to Abraham Lincoln in mid-western Illinois

    Rectangular shaped cusion with khaki colored fabric on bottom and three sides. Top is blue and khaki, resembling pillow ticking. Front edge is blue cut velvet, as is cord around the top. W 17 5/8" x D…

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  • 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…

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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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  • Carte-de-Visite of Lincoln Home draped in mourning

    Sepia-toned print of Lincoln Home draped in mourning with the simple Tilton (renters living in Lincoln Home in 1865) draping. View from SW corner, with a group of men standing in front and behind fenc…

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  • Asahel Gridley, businessman, McLean County, Illinois

    McLean County Historical Society, Bloomington, Ill

    Asahel Gridley, McLean County's first millionaire, had much to say about early farming. Gridley is recognized as one of the first citizens to arrive in Bloomington, Illinois. He arrived there in 1831…

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  • Commemorative Coin, depicting Lincoln and slogans

    Merriam

    Copper coin showing Abraham Lincoln and slogans. Profile of Lincoln, beardless, facing right, inscriptions around rim. Back has laurel wreath around slogan & inscriptions along rim, on bottom is engra…

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  • Necklace, Antebellum jewelry

    back side contains three plumes, all under glass. Broken-braided human hair chain with clasp on top. L 1 5/8" x W 1 3/8". Locket containing human hair. Oval locket, surrounded by two strands of twiste…

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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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  • Nightcap, sewn by Mary Todd Lincoln

    Lincoln, Mary Todd

    Ladies' nightcap. Plain white cotton, gathered in back. Ruffle framing cap. Two ties, under chin. Entire cap hand-sewn. L 15 " x W 10 This nightcap was sewn by Mary Todd Lincoln, and given as a gift t…

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  • 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…

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  • Globe, used to educate and identify stars and major constellations

    J & W Cary

    Mounted Celestial globe marked with positions of stars and constellation figures. Tan background, black stars, quadrant marks and lettering. Green, brown and red constellations. Circled vertically by…

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  • Tablecloth, possibly used by Lincoln family

    White cotton tablecloth with fern pattern motif woven into fabric. Some staining, tears, fraying. Tradition holds the tablecloth to have been used by Lincoln family, circa 1858. How we learn about com…

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