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Dry sink from Early Victorian Springfield, IL
Dry sink from Early Victorian Springfield, IL
Resource Typeimage
TitleDry sink from Early Victorian Springfield, IL
Coverage / Year1830 to 1860; Early Victorian, Springfield, IL
DescriptionZinc-lined dry sink washstand. Bracket feet, bottom divided into panelled cupboard and two drawers, one false, one real, and side-by-side on top of cubboard. Interior has one section deeper than other. Hinged top folds down. L 30" x H 30 1/2" x W 17".
InterpretationUsed in a similar manner to a modern sink. Water was retrieved from the well with a bucket and then poured in the deeper basin of the sink. When finished, a stopper would be removed from the bottom of the basin, allowing the water to drain back into a bucket, ready to be used or disposed of as needed.
Lesson Plans / ThemesAmerican Communities in History; Antebellum Society and the Civil War; How we learn about communities
Learning Standards16 History
Author or CreatorUnknown
SourceDonated by Mrs. A.G. Nance
Subject / KeywordsLincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Furniture; Furnishings; Kitchen; Appliances; Cooking; Water
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 118
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