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A black and white photograph of the Old State House, located in Vandalia, Illinois. A label accompanies the image that states: Old State House / Vandalia, Ill. / Lincoln one of chief workers for removal of Capital to Springfield / Tradition claims that Lincoln jumped out of one of these windows to avoid a quorum. The reverse includes the following caption: State Capitol at Vandalia / Here, tradition says A. Lincoln jumped out of a window to defeat a quorum to vote to retain the capital at Vandalia for another 20 years. The image was enclosed in a black frame, but removed for preservation.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
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5 X 7 inches
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verso of photograph, handwritten at top: State Capitol at Vandalia / Here, tradition says A. Lincoln jumped / out of a window to defeat a quorum to vote to / retail the capitol at Vandalia for another / 20 years. recto of label: Old State House / Vandalia, Ill. / Lincoln one of chief / workers for removal / of Capital to Springfield / Tradition claims that / Lincoln jumped out of / one of these windows / to avoid a quorum.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Political career before 1861
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)
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