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Dry sink from Early Victorian Springfield, IL
Dry sink from Early Victorian Springfield, IL
Resource Typeimage
TitleDry sink from Early Victorian Springfield, IL
Coverage / Year1830 to 1860; Early Victorian, Springfield, IL
DescriptionZinc-lined dry sink washstand. Bracket feet, bottom divided into panelled cupboard and two drawers, one false, one real, and side-by-side on top of cubboard. Interior has one section deeper than other. Hinged top folds down. L 30" x H 30 1/2" x W 17".
InterpretationUsed in a similar manner to a modern sink. Water was retrieved from the well with a bucket and then poured in the deeper basin of the sink. When finished, a stopper would be removed from the bottom of the basin, allowing the water to drain back into a bucket, ready to be used or disposed of as needed.
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 Mrs. A.G. Nance
Subject / KeywordsLincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Furniture; Furnishings; Kitchen; Appliances; Cooking; Water
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 118
CONTENTdm file name17123151262003_118.jpg
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