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

George Washington

Creator:
Charles Willson Peale

Courtesy West Chester University

Location:
1400 North Outer Line Drive King of Prussia,Pennsylvania 19406
Identifier:
2010.0003.0002
Institution:
Valley Forge National Historical Park

Letter

Publisher/Studio:
John F. Reed Collection

Washington Letter drafted at Valley Forge, dated 'Head Quarters, Valley Forge, 5th June 1778.' This one page document appoints William Robert Erskine as Military Surveyor and Geographer to the Continental Army.

Location:
1400 North Outer Line Drive King of Prussia,Pennsylvania 19406
Identifier:
VAFO 63978
Institution:
Valley Forge National Historical Park

Haitian President Florvil Hyppolite

Date:
c. 1893
Creator:
Watson
Publisher/Studio:
Port-Au-Prince

President of Haiti from (1889-1896), Florvil Hyppolite, gave this portrait to Mr. Douglass at the World Columbian Exposition. The exposition was held in Chicago, IL from 1892-1893. The French inscription reads: “Sincere regards to F. Douglass from Hyppolite President of Haite.” Mr. Douglass was a co-commissioner appointed by the government of Haiti.

Description (physical):

Paper, wood. L 64, W 54.5 cm

Location:
1411 W Street SE Washington,District of Columbia 20020
Identifier:
FRDO 159
Institution:
Frederick Douglass National Historic Site