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Susan Haake - Architectural Gems

Susan Haake, the curator for Abraham and Mary Lincoln's home in Springfield, Illinois, leads the viewer on a room by room tour of the Lincoln home and yard. The Lincolns moved into the home in 1844 when their son Robert was nine months old. Their other three sons were born there, and Eddie died in the house. The Lincolns left Springfield after Abraham was elected president, renting it to the Tilton family. They intended to return to their Springfield home after Lincoln's presidency, but following his assassination, Mary decided to continue renting the house to the Tilton family rather than return to the home where she had so many memories.

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Interview Session 01 (Audio)

Video tour of the downstairs of the Lincoln home

Interview Session 02 (Audio)

Tour of the Lincoln home upstairs and back yard

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Black and white copy print of Abraham and Willie Lincoln standing on the porch of their Springfield home. A man, younger male and child (6-year old Isaac Diller) are on the sidewalk. The photograph was taken by J.A. Whipple in the summer of 1860.

Where:

Springfield, Illinois

When:

1860

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May be restricted. Patrons desiring to use this photograph should contact the ALPL Audio-Visual Curator.

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Commonly knowns as ‘The Rally Photograph,’ this picture was taken by William A. Shaw on August 8, 1860. It’s estimated 80,000 people showed up to a political rally and parade in support of Lincoln’s presidential candidacy.

Where:

Springfield, Illinois

When:

August 8, 1860

Ownership:

May be restricted. Patrons desiring to use this photograph should contact the ALPL Audio-Visual Curator.

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The Lincoln home as it appeared in 1867.

Where:

Springfield, Illinois

When:

1867

Ownership:

May be restricted. Patrons desiring to use this photograph should contact the ALPL Audio-Visual Curator.

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The restored Lincoln home as it appears at the time of the interview in 2019.

Where:

Springfield, Illinois

When:

2019

Ownership:

This image is considered to be in the public domain.

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First floor schematic of the Lincoln home in Springfield, Illinois.

Where:

Springfield, Illinois

When:

Unknown

Ownership:

This image is considered to be in the public domain.

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Second floor schematic of the Lincoln home in Springfield, Illinois.

Where:

Springfield, Illinois

When:

Unknown

Ownership:

This image is considered to be in the public domain.



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