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Wall clock, belonging to the Lincoln family
Wall clock, belonging to the Lincoln family
Resource Typeimage
TitleWall clock, belonging to the Lincoln family
Coverage / Year1825 to 1860; Victorian, Springfield, IL
DescriptionBlack Forest wall clock with painted wooden shield dial, decorated with flowers at top and columns at sides. Painted black metal hands. Wooden case attatched with hooks. Illegible ink inscription on back of case. Painted tin weights, utilizing buckshot. Adjustable brass pendulum. H 18" x W 12 5/8" x D 5 3/8".
InterpretationThis clock was possibly a gift from Robert Todd, Mary's father, to Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln for their wedding.
Lesson Plans / ThemesAmerican Communities in History; Antebellum Society and the Civil War; How we learn about communities
Learning Standards16 History
Author or CreatorUnknown
SourceOn exhibit in "What a Pleasant Home Abe Lincoln Has" at Lincoln Home National Historic Site.
Subject / KeywordsLincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Lincoln, Mary Todd, 1818-1882; Furnishings; Clock; Timekeeping
Collection PublisherLincoln Home National Historic Site
Further InformationFor any further information related to this record, please contact the Collection Publisher. See http://images.library.uiuc.edu/projects/tdc for more information about this project.
Rights Management Statementhttp://images.library.uiuc.edu/projects/tdc/conditions.htm
Resource IdentifierLIHO 6631
CONTENTdm file name2815914362003_6631.jpg
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