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Cabinet Photograph, showing the Lincoln Home draped in mourning
Cabinet Photograph, showing the Lincoln Home draped in mourning
Resource Typeimage
TitleCabinet Photograph, showing the Lincoln Home draped in mourning
Coverage / Year1887 to 1893; Middle/Late Victorian, Springfield, IL
DescriptionSepia-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".
InterpretationOsbourne H. Oldroyd was named by the State of Illinois as the first caretaker of the Lincoln Home in 1887. His private collection of Lincoln memorabilia, which he placed on public display, both reflected and fueled a growing national interest in the legacy of Abraham Lincoln. Oldroyd's collection was later purchased by the federal government, and eventually became the basis for the National park Service Lincoln collection at Ford's Theatre National Historic Site. Many of those artifacts were eventually transferred to the Lincoln Home after its restoration in 1988.
Lesson Plans / ThemesAmerican Communities in History; Antebellum Society and the Civil War; How we learn about communities
Learning Standards16 History
Author or CreatorOldroyd, Osbourne
SourcePurchased from The Railsplitter Auction, New York, NY
Subject / KeywordsLincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Photo; Photography; Victorian; Oldroyd, Osbourne H. (Osborn Hamline), 1842-1930; Funeral
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 9390
CONTENTdm file name2963919962003_9390.jpg
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