Newspaper Depicting The Lincolns’ Front Parlor

Date:
March 9, 1861

Shortly after Lincoln was nominated for the presidency, Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper sent an artist to draw several rooms in Lincoln’s home to help readers learn more about the Lincolns. The pictures were very useful when the National Park Service restored the house to determine what objects had been in the rooms when the Lincolns lived there.

Description (physical):

Paper. H 27.2 cm, W 39.8 cm

Location:
426 S. 7th St.Springfield,Illinois 62701
Identifier:
2010.0001.0007
Institution:
Lincoln Home National Historic Site

Stereograph Of A Silver Serving Set On A Round Table.

Date:
c. 1865

Stereographs of famous places and things were popular in the mid-to-late 1800s, including items associated with the Lincoln family. According to the note on the stereograph, this silver serving set was presented to Lincoln before his first nomination in 1860. It appears to be on a table in the sitting room or dining room.

Description (physical):

Paper, cardboard. H 8.4 cm, W 17.1 cm

Location:
426 S. 7th St.Springfield,Illinois 62701
Identifier:
2010.0001.0011
Institution:
Lincoln Home National Historic Site