Lincoln Home In Springfield Albumen Photo
Item Number: 11502
Photograph, cabinet size albumen print, 4" x 6 3 /4 " laid down to larger board, of Lincoln's Springfield, IL home, dated 1889, with imprint of O.H. Oldroyd, state custodian, on verso. This is a photograph of the only house the Lincoln's ever owned. The house was built in 1839, it was only a story and a half when they purchased it in May of 1844. Between 1844 and 1861, the years the Lincolns lived there, the home underwent several additions, the last in 1856 when the second story was added. A note on the verso indicates that the original owner of this photograph visited the Lincoln homestead in May of 1889. Some spotting to image, mount toned, notations in various hands on recto and verso of mount. Provenance from Ostendorf's collection.