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Postcard of photo taken during Abraham Lincoln's funeral
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Postcards; Mail; Home; Souvenirs; Memorabilia
Sepia-tone postcard of photo taken during Lincoln's funeral in 1865. Home is decorated with black flags and drapes at windows, white swags at roofline and vines in corners, for mourning. Large group of...
Sculpture, "The Council of War"
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Stanton, Edwin M. (Secretary of War), 1814-1869; Grant, Ulysses S., 1852-1929; Sculpture; Plaster; Rogers, John, 1829-1904
Painted plaster sculpture, "The Council of War" by John Rogers from 1868. Shows Abraham Lincoln seated in a draped chair, reading a document held in both hands. Ulysses S. Grant stands over Lincoln's right...
Postcard of Abraham Lincoln's Log Cabin
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Coles County, Illinois; Cabins; Pioneers; Politics & Government; Kyser; Chesebro Blacksmith Shop; Chicago, Illinois;
Postcard of "Abraham Lincoln's Log Cabin Built by Abraham Lincoln and his father in 1831, in Coles County, Illinois; taken to Chicago during the World's Fair by the Abraham Lincoln Log Cabin Association"....
Presidential Box where Lincoln was shot, Ford's Theater
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Theatrical productions; Assassinations; Civil War; Booth, John Wilkes, 1838-1865;
The Presidential Box at Ford’s Theater in Washington D.C. looks much the same today as it did on the night of April 14, 1865, when John Wilkes Booth assassinated Abraham Lincoln.
The gun that killed Lincoln
Derringer; Assassinations; Ford's Theater; Booth, John Wilkes, 1838-1865; Civil War; Arms & armament; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
On the evening of April 14, 1865, John Wilkes Booth fired this small derringer into the back of Abraham Lincoln’s head, inflicting a mortal wound. Lincoln was attending a play at Ford's Theater. The...
Pressed metal picture of Abraham Lincoln's Home and neighborhood
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Home; Picture; Art; Metalwork
Pressed metal (possibly tin) picture and mat of Lincoln Home and neighborhood. Home exterior has large tree in front and a hitching post near street. In back are a small tree and three-bay barn. Mat has...
Credit card featuring Springfield/Lincoln related images
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Exchange; Money; Credit cards
Plastic credit card featuring drawings of Springfield/Lincoln related images: Old State Capitol; Lincoln's Tomb; the Lincoln Home; and Lincoln himself (taken from the "$5 bill" portrait of 1864). In center,...
Wall clock, typical of timepieces during Lincoln's lifetime
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Antebellum; Timekeeping; Clock
Walnut wall clock, "E. Howard & Co." on round clock face. Roman numerals, 2nd hand small face with Arabic numerals in 10's. Pendulum works in case with partial glass front. Cornice base, molding around...
Trim 2, from Lincoln's catafalque
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Funeral; Victorian; Catafalque
Silver thread and wire fringe segment. 3/8" wide tape of silver thread, very thin wire thread tassels are attached close together. Silver tassels, twisted into spiral pattern, all same length. L 22 7/16"...
Trim 1, from Lincoln's catafalque
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Funeral; Assassinations; Catafalque; Victorian; Custom
Silver thread & wire wrapped around wooden beads, with fringe bottom. Small top bead wrapped in basket weave pattern, small wrapped ring separates two beads. Larger bead wrapped in ribbed pattern. Fringe,...
Trim 3, from Lincoln's catafalque
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Victorian; Funeral; Catafalque;
Black wool fringe. Cord is looped and sewn together to form tape. First continues to form tassels before next loop of tape. Tassels made by cord, twisting back on self. Additional, thinner, cord sewn diagonal...
University of Illinois Lincoln Hall, Urbana, Illinois
Urbana, Illinois; Buildings; Education; Classrooms; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865;
702 S. Wright Street, Urbana.
Jar, typically used during Abraham Lincoln's residence in Springfield, IL 1844-1861
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Antebellum; Furnishings; Kitchenware; Storage, food; Pottery; Earthenware
Pottery jar with round base and slightly flared sides. Has nip in rounded flare lip. Yellowish glaze on outside, but does not cover all the way to bottom. Inside is ridged, lightly glazed. H 6 3/4" Diameter...
Postcard of the Lincoln Home (southwest view)
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Home; Postcards; Mail
Black and white photograph of the Lincoln Home from the southwest. House is white with black shutters. Large flagpole in corner behind fence. Lattice-type porch encloses front door. Square metal plaque...
Letter, soliciting Lincoln's assistance in an application for a patent of a medicine (recovered from Lincoln Home)
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Victorian; Written Communication; Paper; Letter;
"Springfiel_/A. Lincoln/I have much solicitude..." Address side; "____ln M.C./...City/D.C." (M.C., "Member of Congress"). L 6 1/2" x W 4 3/4".
Print of Lincoln's funeral procession in Chicago, IL
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Funeral; Image; Print; Lithograph; Chicago, IL
"Funeral Service of President Lincoln at Chicago, Illinois. May 1- Removing the Coffin From the Funeral Train to the Catafalque- From a Photograph by Alschuler." Lithograph on newsprint, mounted on white...
Commemorative ribbon, originally used on Lincoln's catafalque during his funeral at the Old State Capitol in Springfield, IL
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Victorian; Funeral; Assassinations; Ribbons;
White silk grosgrain ribbon. Extremely fragile, rapidly disintegrating. L 21 1/2" x W 2 3/4".
The Railsplitter, Abraham Lincoln
Illinois; Presidents; Politics & Government; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; White House; Oil on canvas
The Railsplitter, oil on canvas, artist unknown, 1860. Chicago Historical Society collection.
Framed print of Henry Clay
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Print; Prints; Art; Decor; Decoration; Clay, Henry
Deep rectangular wooden frame contains print of Henry Clay. He wears a dark suit and large bow tie with a high-collared white shirt. L 15" x W 13 1/2".
Cabinet Photograph, showing the Lincoln Home draped in mourning
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Photo; Photography; Victorian; Oldroyd, Osbourne H. (Osborn Hamline), 1842-1930; Funeral
Sepia-toned photoprint mounted on cardboard. Original photo is oval & shows Lincoln Home draped in mourning with a delegation of men & one boy in front. Other people and Carrigan house visible in background....
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