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Rocking chair, belonged to Pickarel family (friends of Abraham Lincoln)
Rocking chair, belonged to Pickarel family (friends of Abraham Lincoln)
Resource Typeimage
TitleRocking chair, belonged to Pickarel family (friends of Abraham Lincoln)
Coverage / Year1800 to 1900; Antebellum Springfield, IL
DescriptionBlack horsehair-upholstered rocking chair with partially upholstered arms. Back curved, ending in slight scroll. Arms curve around to front and back, up to underside of arms, with fleur de lis and curved design. Bottom edge of front seat rail has molded rim, back legs bowed slightly to rocker, front less so. H 39" x W 20" x D 19".
InterpretationBelonged to Pickarel family (friends of Abraham Lincoln), and was said to be Abraham Lincoln's "favorite chair."
Lesson Plans / ThemesAmerican Communities in History; Antebellum Society and the Civil War; How we learn about communities
Learning Standards16 History
Author or CreatorUnknown
SourceDonated by the Pickarel family, Springfield, IL
Subject / KeywordsAntebellum; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Seat furniture; Furnishings; Chairs
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 38
CONTENTdm file name390714362003_38.jpg
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