• 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…

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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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  • Drapery fragment, from Lincoln family home

    Drapery panel of woven damask material in a vertical floral pattern. Wool and silk. Predominate color burgundy red. Other colors inclucde silver, two shades of gold. Four tears along edges and fourtee…

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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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  • Sofa, left by Rev. Charles Dresser when he sold his home to the Lincolns

    slightly swelled wedge shape, small legs on castors, back is modified simple comb with slight scrolls 1/3 & 2/3 down top rail. Cyma curved arms, end in slight scroll, edge of bottom rail on seat small…

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  • Framed print of girl with cup of coffee

    Kellogg

    Cup of Coffee, lithograph of a dark-haired young woman, wearing a white dress with a white scarf tied around her head, and blue ribbon and bow in hair, sitting at table holding a cup of coffee. Woman…

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  • The room where Lincoln died

    Illinois Heritage Association

    The Petersen rooming house was across the street from Ford’s Theater. Lincoln was carried there after he was shot. He lived through the night and died early the next morning. Although Major Rathbone w…

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  • President Gerald R. Ford Speaking at the Lincoln Home

    Photo of President Gerald R. Ford, waving, in front of the Lincoln Home, March 1976. Ford stands behind a podium, posted before the Front (west) entrance to the Lincoln Home. The President was here to…

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  • Print of Abraham Lincoln, the Lincoln Home and horse

    Kurz, L

    Mr. Lincoln, Residence and Horse/In Springfield, Illinois... On His Return. Lincoln on horseback, riding black horse, in front of home, waves top hat to crowd of well-dressed people. From SW corner. L…

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  • Chair, from the residence of Ninian W. and Elizabeth Todd Edwards, brother-in-law and sister of Mary Todd Lincoln

    Victorian open balloon-back side chair. Top rail has carved flowers: two roses in middle, two nine-petal flowers with leaves at sides. Middle rail is curved and has four petal flowers with leaf motif…

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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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  • 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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  • Photographic print, of Henson Robinson

    Sepia photograph of Henson Robinson. Portrait, deep frame, outside black grain painting over white. Inside stained and black bands with gilt. Mat has sea-green linen look. Marked on back "Henson Robin…

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  • 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".…

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  • Commemorative ribbon, originally used on Lincoln's catafalque during his funeral at the Old State Capitol in Springfield, IL

    White silk grosgrain ribbon. Extremely fragile, rapidly disintegrating. L 21 1/2" x W 2 3/4". Originally used on Lincoln's catafalque during his funeral at the Old State Capitol in Springfield, IL, in…

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  • Patent Model of device to refloat boats (reproduction)

    Newcomb, Charles J

    Reproduction of model boat with system of accordian bellows on sides and seven long poles to work system extending along sides of boat from base to well above deck. Model is stained in red oak stain.…

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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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  • 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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  • 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…

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  • Print of girl praying

    Shows girl with hands clasped. She is not in color. Around her are red curtains with gold fringe. In top corners are pink roses. Below print is written:"The Morning Prayer", then below that, "Defend u…

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