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Photographic print, depicting a side view of the Ninian Edwards mansion, Springfield, IL
Photographic print, depicting a side view of the Ninian Edwards mansion, Springfield, IL
Resource Typeimage
TitlePhotographic print, depicting a side view of the Ninian Edwards mansion, Springfield, IL
Coverage / Year1880 to 1890 Late Victorian, Springfield, IL
DescriptionReproduced photo of the Ninian Edwards mansion, Springfield, IL. Taken from side of house. Home has two 2-story sections, with one story wings on either side. Left section wing is barely visible in photograph, has one or two chimneys; section is set back, mansard roof, double windows. Right section is bracketed-style with low porch, main door on left side, right porch has deep porch. Two windsor-style rockers on right porch, settee on right wing porch. L 8" x W 10".
InterpretationNinian W. Edwards was a prominent member of Springfield society. He married Elizabeth Todd, sister to Mary Todd, the future wife of Abraham Lincoln. The Edwards Home was torn down in the early 1900's, to build the Centennial Building, a state office building now known as the Howlett Building. The current state capitol building is next door.
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 Dr. G.K. Greening, Springfield, IL
Subject / KeywordsLincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Edwards, Ninian W., 1775-1833; Victorian; Photo; Photographic; Print; Technique; Architecture; Relatives
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 6649
CONTENTdm file name8124119962003_6649.jpg
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