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Piano owned by Ninian W. and Elizabeth Todd Edwards, brother-in-law and sister of Mary Todd Lincoln
Piano owned by Ninian W. and Elizabeth Todd Edwards, brother-in-law and sister of Mary Todd Lincoln
Resource Typeimage
TitlePiano owned by Ninian W. and Elizabeth Todd Edwards, brother-in-law and sister of Mary Todd Lincoln
Coverage / Year1842 to 1865; Victorian/Antebellum Springfield, IL
DescriptionSquare grand piano. 80 keys, rectangular shape, four solid legs, chamfered on front two sides, keys in curved recess. Marks: "Enshcerr" in fancy gold script, "Philadelphia" in gold caps. Surrounded by scrolling. Music stand consists of four sticks attached to top stick, folds into piano. L 80" x H 37 1/2" x W 36".
InterpretationTradition holds that this piano was owned by Ninian W. and Elizabeth Todd Edwards, brother-in-law and sister of Mary Todd Lincoln, and was played at Abraham Lincoln's wedding to Mary Todd in 1842.
Lesson Plans / ThemesAmerican Communities in History; Antebellum Society and the Civil War; How we learn about communities
Learning Standards16 History
Author or CreatorScherr, Emilius N.
SourcePurchased by the State of Illinois from Mary Edwards Brown, daughter of Eliziabeth & Ninian Edwards, niece of Mary Lincoln.
Subject / KeywordsLincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Victorian; Antebellum; Wedding; Music; Instrument; Piano; Edwards, Ninian W., 1775-1833; Lincoln, Mary Todd, 1818-1882;
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 36
CONTENTdm file name5621219962003_36.jpg
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