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Cabinet Photograph of Lincoln Home parlors
Cabinet Photograph of Lincoln Home parlors
Resource Typeimage
TitleCabinet Photograph of Lincoln Home parlors
Coverage / Year1885; Late Victorian, Springfield, IL
DescriptionSepia-tone print of Lincoln Home parlors, furnished as an exhibit area by Osborn Oldroyd. Framed prints and photos cover the walls, several busts and sculptures are on shelves and pillars on either side of doorway. Some items have large numbers on them. Several cases hold books. A horsehair sofa is on the left, a side chair on the right. Cradle is visible in back center of room. Patriotic swags and a shield with the phrase "Mortal Be Proud" hang over the doorway. L 7" x W 4".
InterpretationOsborn Oldroyd lived in the Lincoln Home and served as its caretaker for many years after Lincoln's death. He was also a major Lincolniana collector. He moved to Washington, DC and opened his museum in the house where Lincoln died (Petersen House) and later sold his collection to the U.S. Government where it became the basis for the museum collection at Fords Theatre National Historic Site.
Lesson Plans / ThemesAmerican Communities in History; Antebellum Society and the Civil War; How we learn about communities
Learning Standards16 History
Author or CreatorUnknown
SourcePurchased from The Railsplitter Auction, New York, NY
Subject / KeywordsLincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Photograph; Image; Home; Oldroyd, Osbourne H. (Osborn Hamline), 1842-1930; Museum; Springfield, IL
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 9457
CONTENTdm file name92137201662003_9457.jpg
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