Without indoor plumbing, a lady would have to face the discomfort of using a chamber pot or the outhouse. Mary Lincoln was more fortunate in having a private commode in her room.


  • Title: Commode
  • Contributor: Lincoln Home National Historic Site, National Park Service
  • Original Source: http://www.nps.gov/museum/exhibits/liho/exb/mary/LIHO104_commode.html
  • Source: Lincoln Home National Historic Site
  • Place Of Production: Made in America
  • National Park Service Catalog Number: LIHO 104
  • Measurements: H 43, W 49.4, D 45 cm
  • Materials: Mahogany veneer, wood, metal


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