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Sewing table, belonging to Mary Todd Lincoln
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Victorian; Furniture; Furnishings; Sewing; Table; Lincoln, Mary Todd, 1818-1882;
Veneered work table. Rectangular base with carved scroll bracket feet, pedestal supporting top is rectangular post, narrowing toward top. Two drawers under nearly square top, each drawer is concave with...
Land transportation; Road coach; Transportation; Mail coaches; Concord, New Hampshire; Passenger coaches; Mail delivery; Stagecoaches
A nine passenger, Eastern-style Concord road coach. Originally the coach’s body was painted red and its carriage yellow, but the coach has been over painted with the exception of the door scenes. Its...
Table, belonging to Abraham Lincoln
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Antebellum; Furniture; Furnishings; Table
Small table stand, two shelves, bracket feet. Side rails curve up to cornice-style support for top shelf. Bottom shelf solid, but narrower than top. Top shelf has two supports at inner side of rails, rectangular...
Mesquakie; Tipi; Wigwam; Powwow; Pow wow; Bark; Lodge; Fox; Wikiup; Sauk and Fox Tribe; Woodland Indians; Indians of North America
Traditional house form utilized by Woodland Indians of the Great Lakes Region. Meskwaki settlement near Tama, Iowa. 1905.
Nigeria; Africa; Sculptures; Musical instruments
Carved wooden male figure kneels on short disk and supports a cylindrical hollow drum on his head and hands. Large eyes, a wide nose and closed mouth are carved on the face. The figure wears a simple loincloth....
Nigerian Diviner's Staff
Nigeria; Africa; Ritual objects; Sculptures; Staff; Diviner
The long staff is roughly wrought (hand-made) out of iron. There are two clusters of long, narrow cones attached along the shaft and another inverted cluster at the top, supporting a disk and a simple,...
Jack wagon; Covered wagons; Distribution & Transportation Accessory; Westward movement;
Carved wooden wagon jack. Painted red. Forged base with two pronged feet and a plate on the side with a cogwheel and a twisted-shank handle. Forged bar inside the jack raises and lowers on the cog wheel...
Blickensderfer Typewriter No. 5
Typewriters; World's Fair; Columbian Exposition; Stamford, Connecticut;
A portable manual typewriter (in original carrying case), 'Blickensderfer No. 5 Stamford Conn. U.S.A.' Ideal keyboard, with type-wheel, black keys with white letters. No. 58627.
Native American Cradle Board
Native American; American Indian; Indians of North America; Baby; Cradle; Infant
Baby cradle board made of pine wood. Curved wood at the top is attached in three places with leather strips. One end is square, the other is scalloped with 6 scallops. Carvings on both sides of scalloped...
Folding game table, belonging to Abraham Lincoln
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Victorian; Antebellum; Furnishings; Furniture; Table; Wood
Mahogany folding game table; top folds in half, rectangular pedestal leg with columns at edges, bowed base, Y scroll on casters. Front rail table top base is carved feet, with front edges of leaves rounded....
Chest of drawers, used in the home of Abraham Lincoln
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Antebellum; Furniture; Furnishings; Chest of drawers
Empire classical-style bureau. Overhanging top drawer supported by two smooth columns, three drawers underneath. Top plain, back legs have bun feet. Large knobs. Large wooden sides have panel effect. L...
Sleigh bed, owned by Abraham Lincoln
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Antebellum; Furniture; Furnishings; Bed; Bedcovering; Bedcovers;
Mahogany sleigh bed. Top rail of headboards rolled, incised carving at sides, panel effect for posts. Side rails paneled, with rolled plain carved top at ends. Incised carved modified bulb feet, on casters....
Portable desk, belonging to Abraham Lincoln
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Victorian; Furnishings; Written Communication; Lap Desk; Wooden cabinets
Mahogany writing box with brass plate in center of hinged top. Back folds down into flat surface on bottom. Slanted on top for writing. Hinged compartments on both sides, covered with fabric. Several compartments...
Cushion, typical of fabrics available to Abraham Lincoln in mid-western Illinois
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Federal; Victorian; Furnishings; Cushion; Fabric; Seat furniture
Rectangular shaped cusion with khaki colored fabric on bottom and three sides. Top is blue and khaki, resembling pillow ticking. Front edge is blue cut velvet, as is cord around the top. W 17 5/8" x D...
Spittoon, typical of earthenware ceramics available to Abraham Lincoln in midwestern Illinois
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Late Victorian; Furnishings; Tobacco; Pottery; Bennington; Ceramic; Earthenware
Basic circular shape spittoon, with 12 ribs, pinched waist around outside, top sloped downward and into round opening 6.5 cm in diameter. Finish is Bennington-style, brown, gold, and cream speckled. Drain...
Latch assembly, believed to have been installed by Abraham Lincoln, circa 1849
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Victorian; Antebellum; Shutters; Hardware; Window frames; Windows;
Shutter blind sill keeper for double latching shutter locks. J-shaped iron with one screw hole opposite lip end. Upper lip end forms a tooth-like protrusion in center bottom, top. The assembly has lost...
End table, owned by Rev. Charles Dresser, a friend of the Lincoln family
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Victorian; Dresser, Rev. Charles; Furniture; Furnishings; Table
Lamp table with removable marble top on walnut turned pedestal. Pedestal does not reach to the ground, and is supported by four incurved cut-out legs with ceramic castors connected to the center pedestal....
Trundle toy, made by Abraham Lincoln
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Toy; Wood; Victorian; Children; Childhood & youth; Toys
Wheeled cart with solid axles. Main body is rectangular block. Two thin boards run perpendicular on top and bottom of block with short pivots. Wheels screw to pivots. In center top, thin board also runs...
Dry sink from Early Victorian Springfield, IL
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Furniture; Furnishings; Kitchen; Appliances; Cooking; Water
Zinc-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....
Stereograph from a room in Lincoln Home
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Photography; Stereograph; Interior; Home; Springfield, IL
Sepia-toned stereograph of two nearly-identical photos, mounted side-by-side on tan cardboard. Shows washstand, towel rack, and kettles near a window. A large print hangs from rope and a small print is...
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