Rocking Chair

Date:
c. 1845

Mary Lincoln may have used this comfortable rocker to rock her babies to sleep or to rest for a few minutes in the kitchen between chores.

Description (physical):

Wood, rush. H 89.5 cm, W 44 cm, D 70 cm

Location:
426 S. 7th St.Springfield,Illinois 62701
Identifier:
2010.0001.0020
Institution:
Lincoln Home National Historic Site

Hall Chair

Date:
c. 1840

This chair stood in the front hall of the Lincoln Home for many years next to a matching hat rack. Lincoln gave or sold both in 1861 to the Superintendent of Schools who had an office down the hall from his law office. The upholstery is made up of 31 different velvets in a tumbling block pattern. The Superintendent’s descendants gave both artifacts back to the Lincoln Home.

Description (physical):

Wood, velvet, ceramic. H 112.1 cm, W 42.6 cm, D 38.2 cm

Location:
426 S. 7th St.Springfield,Illinois 62701
Identifier:
2010.0001.0004
Institution:
Lincoln Home National Historic Site