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Easy chair, typical during mid-19th century
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Antebellum; Furnishings; Seat furniture; Chairs
Large ballon-back upholstered easy chair or armchair. Front legs on casters, leg and arm finger-carved, knee and back also finger-carved. Top of arm upholstered, back seat and arms upholstered in black...
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...
Cushion, typical of fabrics available to Abraham Lincoln in mid-western Illinois
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Federal; Victorian; Furnishings; Cushion; Fabric; Seat furniture
Rectangular shaped cusion with khaki colored fabric on bottom and three sides. Top is blue and khaki, resembling pillow ticking. Front edge is blue cut velvet, as is cord around the top. W 17 5/8" x D...
Spittoon, typical of earthenware ceramics available to Abraham Lincoln in midwestern Illinois
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Late Victorian; Furnishings; Tobacco; Pottery; Bennington; Ceramic; Earthenware
Basic circular shape spittoon, with 12 ribs, pinched waist around outside, top sloped downward and into round opening 6.5 cm in diameter. Finish is Bennington-style, brown, gold, and cream speckled. Drain...
Typical CCC youth enrollees
Civilian Conservation Corps; Conservation Corps
Rear of Typical I-House
McLean County, Illinois; Frontier & pioneer life; Dwellings; Funk, Isaac, 1797-1865
The rear of the Isaac Funk home, and I-house, which was built in 1842.
Wooden Water Pipe
Water; Pipes; Water supply; Water system; Plumbing; Chicago, Illinois;
This water pipe is two sections of hollowed-out wooden logs connected by a smaller wooden tube that bisects the center of each log. The dimensions of the two large wooden logs are ten inches in diameter....
Engraving of woman wearing a Zouave Neglige
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Women; Clothing & dress
"The jacket and skirt are of white pique, trimmed with two rows of very narrow colored braid. As the jacket is only intended for morning wear, it is much longer than the ordinary Zouave; with it is worn...
Plate of Three Civil War Soldiers dressed in Zouave uniforms
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Clothing--Outerwear--Uniform
A full color plate of Major Felix Agnus, Colonel Harmon D. Hull, and an unknown officer from the 165th New York Volunteer Infantry (also known as the Second Battalion, Duryee Zouaves). This plate shows...
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...
Inca sleeveless tunic
Incas; Inca textile fabrics; Textile fabrics--Peru
Tunic, probably wool. Length 32.25 inches.
Hall chair, belonging to Abraham Lincoln
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Victorian; Seat furniture; Furnishings; Chairs; Lincoln, Robert Todd, 1843-1926;
Spool-turned hall chair on castors. Chair arms, back, and seat upholstered. Back is straight with two beaded rods next to back. The rods are topped with spindles. Back of chair is topped with "s" turned...
Announcement, from the Logan and Lincoln law office
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Victorian; Legal Document; Law; Paper; Communication
Written document from the Logan and Lincoln law office, giving details of legal case. Filman Hornbuckle v. John Parkepile in Menard County, regarding a stolen black horse. Written in black ink (slightly...
Commemorative Coin, depicting Lincoln as railsplitter and friend
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Coin; Commemorative; Memorabilia; Election; 1860
Copper coin with Lincoln, railsplitter and friend. One of first coins struck during campaign. Beardless Lincoln facing right, inscription & decorative border along edge. Back: tall man wields mallet while...
Commemorative Coin, depicting Lincoln and slogans
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Election; 1860; Victorian; Political memorabilia
Copper coin showing Abraham Lincoln and slogans. Profile of Lincoln, beardless, facing right, inscriptions around rim. Back has laurel wreath around slogan & inscriptions along rim, on bottom is engraver's...
Watch Chain from Early/Mid-Victorian Springfield, IL
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Jewelry; Timepieces; Watch; Adornment; Keepsake; Victorian
Choker-type chain made out of brown braided hair. Has brass hook and clasp at ends, and a mother-of-pear and brass piece in the middle. Brass pieces are heavily decorated. L 14 1/2".
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Decor; Decoration; Art; Print
Watercolor print of a single red rose, with two small birds and green foliage. In plain oval frame. H 10" x W 8".
Framed print of young mother
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Print; Prints; Lithograph; Art; Decor; Decoration
"The First Care/The Young Mother", lithograph showing young mother in red dress sitting on bed with young child who is sleeping. A dog with brown blotches, possibly a setter, lies at mother's feet. L 14"...
Framed print of girl with cup of coffee
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Print; Prints; Art; Decor; Decoration; Lithograph
"Cup of Coffee", lithograph of a dark-haired young woman, wearing a white dress with a white scarf tied around her head, and blue ribbon and bow in hair, sitting at table holding a cup of coffee. Woman...
Framed print of summer scene
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Print; Prints; Art; Lithograph; Decor; Decoration
"Cottage Life - Summer", lithograph showing young boy in red playing stick-n-hoop on walk leading to white Greek-revival style mansion. Mother in red skirt and white blouse sits with two daughters under...
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