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Mouse Nest, recovered from Lincoln Home restoration
Mouse Nest, recovered from Lincoln Home restoration
Resource Typeimage
TitleMouse Nest, recovered from Lincoln Home restoration
Coverage / Year1871 to 1879; Victorian, Springfield, IL
DescriptionArtifacts recovered from mouse nest during 1987-88 Lincoln Home restoration, including the mice. Newspaper, wood, grass, plaster materials; white satin ribbon; newspaper; two square-cut nail heads; paper and carpet bits; various wallpaper patterns; book/magazine pages; lime-green knit fabric; string/twine; dated newspaper (1871&74; 76&77); milled lumber chunks.
InterpretationShows the great variety of items that can be stored by industrious mice.
Lesson Plans / ThemesAmerican Communities in History; Antebellum Society and the Civil War; How we learn about communities
Learning Standards16 History
Author or CreatorHouse mice
SourceFound in the Front Hall ceiling cavity, Lincoln Home, Springfield, IL
Subject / KeywordsLincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Pest; Household; Artifact; Mouse
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 6680
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