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Cradle, used by Lincoln family
Cradle, used by Lincoln family
Resource Typeimage
TitleCradle, used by Lincoln family
Coverage / Year1846 to 1857; Victorian/Antebellum Springfield, IL
DescriptionLarge cradle of black walnut on rockers. Sides have turned dowels, ends are solid with curved top. Slats hold mattress. H 31 1/2" x W 29 1/2" x L 48 3/8".
InterpretationHistory of cradle from an 1896 inventory of the Oldroyd collection: "Family cradle or crib. When Mr. Lincoln was preparing to move to Washington, in 1861, this piece of furniture with several others was stored over John William Dry Goods store. It was given to a clerk, George Davis, and then sold to S.M. Whitecraft, who gave the rocker to Osbourne Oldroyd for his collection." Probably used by the last three Lincoln children (Edward, William, and Thomas).
Lesson Plans / ThemesAmerican Communities in History; Antebellum Society and the Civil War; How we learn about communities
Learning Standards16 History
Author or CreatorUnknown
SourceTransferred from Ford's Theatre NHS, Washington, D.C.
Subject / KeywordsLincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Victorian; Antebellum; Furniture; Furnishings; Cradle; Children
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 5401
CONTENTdm file name9375115562003_5401.jpg
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