Student Play inside Logan County Courthouse, Greenfield Village, February 1938

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. Ford wanted to have the courthouse serve as a teaching tool about the "principles of justice and common sense as exemplified by Abraham Lincoln." Here, students from Ford's Edison Institute Schools test out these principles.

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. Ford wanted to have the courthouse serve as a teaching tool about the "principles of justice and common sense as exemplified by Abraham Lincoln." Here, students from Ford's Edison Institute Schools test out these principles.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8 in

Width: 10 in

Logan County Courthouse

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