University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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  • Doorknob, from an interior door of Lincoln Home
    Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Brown marbleized doorknob. Diam. 2 1/8
  • Wood stove, belonging to Abraham Lincoln
    Digital Special Collections
    Creator
    Royal Oak
    Description
    This stove was purchased by Abraham Lincoln for Mary Lincoln in 1856, and used until the Lincolns moved to Washington, D.C. in early 1861. Mrs. Lincoln wished to bring the stove with her to Washington, but Mr. Lincoln convinced her it was unnecessary.
  • Photo of Richard M. Nixon signing Bill for Lincoln Home National Historic Site
    Digital Special Collections
    Creator
    Nixon, Richard M.
    Description
    Photo of President Richard M. Nixon, signing the Bill creating the Lincoln Home National Historic Site, as part of the National Park Service, on August 18, 1971.
  • Rocking chair, belonging to Abraham Lincoln
    Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Mahogany with black upholstered horsehair rocker. Upholstered back. Seat and pillows on arm rails. Gondola-type arm, curving into circular arm that ends with a modified lotus flower turned into the circle. Head crest rail has carved flower (lotus), flanked by a large leaf on each side. Runners and legs are without decoration. 13 buttons on the upholstery. Front legs have a pronounced "c" curve. H 42" x W 23 1/4" x L 34".
  • Sofa belonging to the Abraham Lincoln family
    Digital Special Collections
    Creator
    Lincoln Home National Historic Site (Springfield, Ill.)
    Description
    Rococo-revival style (ornately carved furniture popular in the mid 1800s) upholstered sofa that belonged to the Abraham Lincoln family. Sofa is covered in black horsehair (modern but based on original material). The wood frame is made from mahogany. It is 82 1/2" long, 38 1/4" tall, and 20" deep.
  • Loveseat, belonging to Abraham Lincoln
    Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Belonged to Abraham Lincoln during his residence in Springfield, IL, 1844-1861.
  • Calling Card, left by Abraham Lincoln at the home of Obediah Lewis
    Digital Special Collections
    Description
    back has glue spots in corners. In script: "A. Lincoln". Discoloration from glue, upper left corner torn off, upper right corner creased/torn.
  • Print of Abraham Lincoln, the Lincoln Home and horse
    Digital Special Collections
    Creator
    Kurz, L.
    Description
    This is supposed to depict Lincoln returning from the Lincoln-Douglas debates in 1858 but there are several mistakes--Lincoln is wearing a beard which he did not have until 1861 and he usually rode in a carriage to and from the debates. He also appears to be leaving, not returning.
  • Rocking chair, belonging to Mary Todd Lincoln
    Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Splint weave ladder back rocker. Four back rails in "ladder." Round legs and side rails, round stretchers, two round stretchers at sides, one each low at front and back. Front and back edges of rocker rounded off, legs come down over rocker. H 35 " x W 17" x D 14".
  • Book, "A Compilation of the Statutes of the State of Illinois, N.H. Purple, Part II (Chicago: Keen & Lee, 1856)
    Digital Special Collections
    Creator
    Keen & Lee, Publishers
    Description
    A Compilation of the Statutes of the State of Illinois, N.H. Purple, Part II (Chicago: Keen & Lee, 1856). Stamped with ink on inside back cover page, "Property of O.H. Oldroyd". Binder torn but still complete. L 9 3/4" x W 6 11/16" x D 2 1/4".
  • Wardrobe, belonging to Abraham Lincoln
    Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Empire-style tall wardrobe. Bracket feet, base carved and scrolled, two large doors divided into two panels each, with narrow strip between doors. Two small mushroom-type wooden knobs. Plain cornice top, sides have one panel. L 56" x H 83 1/2" x W 20 1/2".
  • Rocking chair, belonging to Abraham Lincoln
    Digital Special Collections
    Description
    This chair belonged to Abraham Lincoln during his residence in Springfield, IL 1844-1861.
  • Candelabrum, belonging to Abraham Lincoln
    Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Single-stick girandole candelabra, with marble base, turned bronze pedestal support, branched stem. cast-bronze priece with flowers and pair of turtle dove designs. Pedestal has remnants of burnished design. Triangular star/ snowflake cut glass prisms hang from cast bronze round. In set with LIHO 151 and 152. H 16 1/2" x L 5" x W 5".
  • Whatnot, belonging to Abraham Lincoln
    Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Rectangular shelf whatnot. Decreasing shelf size from bottom to top, 4 turned legs with modified bun feet. First shelf has large openwork back, shelves two and three smaller openwork backs. Spindle-turned supports end on next shelf in turned knob with sharp point. H. 58" L. 29" W. varies, 9-14".
  • Table, belonging to Abraham Lincoln
    Digital Special Collections
    Description
    This table belonged to Abraham Lincoln during his residence in Springfield, IL 1844-1861. Lincoln gave the table to cabinet maker Matrin Ehman after the latter completed some work for the Lincolns.
  • Book, belonging to Abraham Lincoln
    Digital Special Collections
    Creator
    Drake, Benjamin
    Description
    The Life and Adventures of Black Hawk: with sketches of Keokuk, the Sac and Fox Indians and the late Black Hawk War. By Benjamin Drake. Cincinnati, OH
  • Print of Abraham Lincoln
    Digital Special Collections
    Creator
    Ostendorf, Lloyd
    Description
    One of many depictions of the 16th president. Donated to Lincoln Home National Historic Site Superintendent, Albert Banton, by the artist in the 1970's.
  • Settee, built specially for Abraham Lincoln
    Digital Special Collections
    Creator
    Conant, Solomon
    Description
    Hardwood brown painted bench with arm rests, shaped seat and slightly curved backrest designed for comfort. Simple design on backrest resembles Windsor chairs. It is 81" long, 20" wide, and 32" high.
  • Shawl, belonging to Mary Todd Lincoln
    Digital Special Collections
    Description
    This shawl belonged to Mary Todd Lincoln during her residence in Springfield, IL.
  • Commemorative coin, Lincoln and the "All-Seeing Eye
    Digital Special Collections
    Creator
    Lowett, John D.
    Description
    Copper coin showing Lincoln and the "all-seeing eye." Beardless Lincoln facing right, inscriptions around rim. "JDL" under shoulder. Back has eye with heavy eyebrow, rays radiating out with inscriptions around rim. Obverse: "Abraham Lincoln/1860/Republican Candidate For President" Reverse: "The Union Must And Shall Be Preserved". Diam 1 1/4" x D 1/16".
  • Desk chair, used in legal office of Abraham Lincoln and John Logan
    Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Chair used in legal office of Abraham Lincoln and John Logan, 1844-1861.
  • Desk, belonging to Abraham Lincoln
    Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Belonged to Abraham Lincoln during his residence in Springfield, IL, 1844-1861. Part of the original Osborne Oldroyd Collection.
  • Wall mirror, belonging to Abraham Lincoln
    Digital Special Collections
    Description
    This mirror belonged to Abraham Lincoln during his residence in Springfield, IL 1844-1861. It once was a part of the 1892 Lincoln Memorial Collection.
  • Dessert dish, belonging to Abraham Lincoln
    Digital Special Collections
    Creator
    J. Clementson
    Description
    Leaf-shape ironstone dish. Leaf has 11 lopes. Bottom turns back at both sides, forming handles. Impressed into underside: "J. Clementson" at top of circle. Inner circle reads "Ironstone China." Of English design/manufacture. L 9 3/8 x W 6 3/4".
  • Chest of drawers, belonging to Mary Todd Lincoln
    Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Belonged to Mary Todd Lincoln during her residence in Springfield.
  • Blanket Chest, associated with Abraham Lincoln
    Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Associated with Abraham Lincoln.
  • Chest of drawers, belonging to Abraham Lincoln
    Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Belonged to Abraham Lincoln during his residence in Springfield, IL, 1844-1861.
  • Wall mirror, belonging to Abraham Lincoln
    Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Rectangular gilt gesso on wood molding frame mirror. Top outer edge is bevelled away from mirror, 1/2" wide, remainder of mirror slopes inward. One incised line 1/2" from outer ridge. 1" wide molding bevel cut to mirror outer ridge is closest to glass. Back of frame is flat with wide incised line 1 1/2" from outer edge. Mirror held in place by glued blocks and backed with series of wide horizontal boards. Red base paint shows through gilt. Mercury backing is flawed. L 50 7/16" x W 22 9/16" x D 2 3/8".
  • Chest of drawers, belonging to Abraham Lincoln
    Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Belonged to Abraham Lincoln during his residence in Springfield, IL, 1844-1861.
  • Sleigh bed, owned by Abraham Lincoln
    Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Mahogany sleigh bed. Top rail of headboards rolled, incised carving at sides, panel effect for posts. Side rails paneled, with rolled plain carved top at ends. Incised carved modified bulb feet, on casters. Bed very plain, overall. L 78" x H 44 1/2" x W 60".
  • Chair, belonging to Abraham Lincoln
    Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Belonged to Abraham Lincoln during his residence in Springfield, IL, 1844-1861.
  • Lounge, belonging to Abraham Lincoln
    Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Serpentine back, one-armed upholstered sofa, modified Late Empire style. Couch has sloped arm, headrest, curved upholstered ends, 3/4th low serpentine back, extra-length, and four turned legs with bun feet on coasters. Reupholstered by Clifford Putman in Springfield, IL 1953. H. 32 1/2", Base L. 67", Arm Rest estends 12", total L. 79" D. 22" Seat H. 16 1/2".
  • Chair, belonging to Abraham Lincoln
    Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Caned seat Empire side chair. Seat is a modified shield shape, with raised rim, front, and sides. Back has two curved rails. Back legs are slightly curved, front legs cyma curve. Wide, flat, bowed stretcher at front, two rounded stretchers at each side. One round stretcher at back. H 32" x W 17" x D 15 1/2".
  • Dining chair, belonging to Abraham Lincoln
    Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Belonged to Abraham Lincoln during his residence in Springfield, IL, 1844-1861.
  • Jar, typically used during Abraham Lincoln's residence in Springfield, IL 1844-1861
    Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Typical of pottery in use in midwestern United States / Illinois during the Lincoln's residence in Springfield, 1844-1861.
  • Cabinet Photograph, showing the Lincoln Home draped in mourning
    Digital Special Collections
    Creator
    Oldroyd, Osbourne
    Description
    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. On back is list of "Photographs for sale at the Lincoln Homestead... O.H. Oldroyd, State Custodian." No. 7 is a view of Home taken on the day of Lincoln's funeral. Original price, $.25. L 6 1/2" x 4 5/16".
  • Sewing table, belonging to Mary Todd Lincoln
    Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Veneered work table. Rectangular base with carved scroll bracket feet, pedestal supporting top is rectangular post, narrowing toward top. Two drawers under nearly square top, each drawer is concave with two circular wooden knobs. Drawers are stacked to form box under top, while top projects over box slightly. L 19 3/4" x W 19" x H 26 5/8".
  • Commemorative coin, Lincoln with railsplitter image
    Digital Special Collections
    Creator
    S.P.
    Description
    Copper-coated medal of Abraham Lincoln with railsplitter image. Beardless Lincoln looks left with motto around rim "The President of the U.S. 1861" & "Copyright Secured" on bottom. Reverse has tall man splitting log in front of rail fence, with cabin & setting sun in background, "The Railsplitter of 1830" around rim. Diam. 1 1/2" x H 1/16".
  • Secretary, belonging to Abraham Lincoln
    Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Tall secretary desk with glass front, four bookcases on top, enclosed bottom cupboard, fold-out desk tray. Bookcase has double doors wtih six panes of glass in each door, desk tray which is covered with green felt, rests on two pullout sticks with small gold knobs. Bottom cupboard has double doors with two rectangular wooden panels. Dimensions: Bookcase H. 54 1/2" L. 48" with 17" Bottom cupboard H. 27" L. 47" with 21" Desk tray H. 3" L. 49" with 17
  • Sewing table, belonging to Mary Todd Lincoln
    Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Two-drawer small sewing table. Pedestal rectangular post, rectangular base, four modified feet. L 24" x H 27 1/2" x W 20".