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Sewing table, belonging to Mary Todd Lincoln
Sewing table, belonging to Mary Todd Lincoln
Resource Typeimage
TitleSewing table, belonging to Mary Todd Lincoln
Coverage / Year1840 to 1850; Early Victorian, Springfield, IL
DescriptionVeneered 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".
InterpretationThis table belonged to Mary Todd Lincoln during her residence in Springfield, IL. She prided herself on her excellent sewing abilities and made many of her sons' clothes, Abraham Lincoln's shirts and much of her underclothing and some work dresses.
Lesson Plans / ThemesAmerican Communities in History; Antebellum Society and the Civil War; How we learn about communities
Learning Standards16 History
Author or CreatorUnknown
SourceOn exhibit at Lincoln Home National Historic Site. Transferred from the Lincoln Collection at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Subject / KeywordsLincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Victorian; Furniture; Furnishings; Sewing; Table; Lincoln, Mary Todd, 1818-1882;
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 1123
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