President Herbert Hoover with Henry Ford in Logan County Courthouse, Greenfield Village, May 1937

Summary

Henry Ford admired President Lincoln's character and collected many Lincoln-related artifacts, including the Logan County, Illinois courthouse in which Lincoln had practiced law in the 1840s. At the opening of Greenfield Village on October 21, 1929, President Herbert Hoover ignited a memorial fire in the courthouse fireplace. In 1937, President Hoover returned to drop another log on the still-burning blaze.

Henry Ford admired President Lincoln's character and collected many Lincoln-related artifacts, including the Logan County, Illinois courthouse in which Lincoln had practiced law in the 1840s. At the opening of Greenfield Village on October 21, 1929, President Herbert Hoover ignited a memorial fire in the courthouse fireplace. In 1937, President Hoover returned to drop another log on the still-burning blaze.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8.25 in

Width: 10 in

Logan County Courthouse

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