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Rocking Chair Used in Abraham Lincoln's Springfield, Illinois Home, 1845-1860

1845/1860

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford

This rocking chair is part of a group of furniture owned by the Lincoln Family in Springfield, Illinois. When Abraham Lincoln was elected President in 1860, this chair and other furnishings were sold to a neighbor, whose family retained them until 1930, when they were purchased for the Museum. This was a standard type of middle class rocker that became associated with President Lincoln.

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  • Title: Rocking Chair Used in Abraham Lincoln's Springfield, Illinois Home, 1845-1860
  • Date Created: 1845/1860
  • Location: United States, Illinois, Springfield
  • Subject Keywords: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865, Lincoln, Mary Todd, 1818-1882, Wilton, Harry, b. 1794, Lincoln Home National Historic Site (Springfield, Ill.), United States presidents, Rocking chairs, Chairs, Furniture
  • Type: Objects
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: Digital Collections
  • Object Name: Rocking chair
  • Object ID: 30.878.15.1
  • Image ID: THF80442
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

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