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Roofing shingle, believed to have been installed on the roof of the Lincoln Home
Roofing shingle, believed to have been installed on the roof of the Lincoln Home
Resource Typeimage
TitleRoofing shingle, believed to have been installed on the roof of the Lincoln Home
Coverage / Year1845 to 1856; Antebellum Springfield, IL
DescriptionRoofing shingle made from milled wood. Distinct grain on wide part, weathered to almost black color. Found during 1987-1988 restoration. L 5 11/16" x W 1 1/8" x D 1/4".
InterpretationThis shingle is believed to have been installed on the roof of the 1848 Abraham Lincoln bedroom in the northwest corner of the house, and was left in a ceiling cavity over the bedroom (converted by the Lincolns to the Back Parlor) after the Lincolns added on a second story in 1855-56.
Lesson Plans / ThemesAmerican Communities in History; Antebellum Society and the Civil War; How we learn about communities
Learning Standards16 History
Author or CreatorUnknown
SourceFound during 1987 restoration in ceiling cavity over Back Parlor, Lincoln Home, Springfield, IL
Subject / KeywordsLincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Antebellum; Roofing shingle; House
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 6682
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