Artifacts

Creator

Herbert George

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Creator Role

photographer

Description

The object is a black and white photograph of the original staircase at Abraham Lincoln's home in Springfield, Illinois. The dark walnut stairway curves at the top of the stairs to the second floor. The hallway next to stairs has bare hardwood floors leads to the dinning room, while the stairs are carpeted. The walls are wallpapered. The door to the right leads to the front parlor. The only source of light is a hanging lamp. Abraham Lincoln and his family lived in this house from 1844 to 1861 before Lincoln was elected President. The house is located at the corner of Eighth and Jackson Streets in Springfield, a part of the Lincoln Home National Historic Site.

Description Source

Ohio Pix. http://www.ohiopix.org/record-display/p267401coll32/7548 (accessed 16 May 2018).

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

ca. 1938

Measurement

10X8 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

photography

Inscription

recto, at bottom right of image: 19©38 / Herbert George Studio / SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS

Creation Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Work Type

photograph

Class

photos

Rights

Copyright protected by Mississippi State University Libraries. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required.

ID

6950

Digital ID

FVW_06950

Current Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Repository

Mississippi State University Libraries.

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).

Contact Information

For more information about the contents of this collection, email sp_coll@library.msstate.edu.

Walnut Staircase at Lincoln's Home

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