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Sofa belonging to the Abraham Lincoln family
Sofa belonging to the Abraham Lincoln family
Resource Typeimage
TitleSofa belonging to the Abraham Lincoln family
Coverage / Year1830 to 1860
DescriptionRococo-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.
InterpretationThe sofa was used by the Abraham Lincoln family in their most formal room - the parlor. The sofa appears in an 1860 drawing published in "Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper" as part of a story on the Republican candidate for President.
Lesson Plans / ThemesAmerican communities in history; Choosing the Lincoln Statue; How we learn about communities
Learning Standards16 History
Author or CreatorLincoln Home National Historic Site (Springfield, Ill.)
SourceTransferred from Ford's Theatre National Historic Site, Washington, D.C.; On exhibit at Lincoln Home National Historic Site.
Subject / KeywordsLincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Furniture; Mid-Victorian; Mahogany; Horsehair; 19th Century; Rococo-revival style
Collection PublisherLincoln Home National Historic Site
Further InformationFor any further information related to this record, please contact the Collection Publisher. See for more information about this project.
Rights Management Statement
Resource IdentifierLIHO 1059
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