Logan County Courthouse--Original Site--Interior--Item 23

Summary

Henry Ford wanted an Abraham Lincoln-related building for Greenfield Village. In 1929, Ford found the old Logan County, Illinois courthouse where Lincoln had tried cases when he was a traveling lawyer and purchased it. The building by this time had become a private residence. This photograph, taken when the building was still located on its original site, documents one of the building's rooms.

Henry Ford wanted an Abraham Lincoln-related building for Greenfield Village. In 1929, Ford found the old Logan County, Illinois courthouse where Lincoln had tried cases when he was a traveling lawyer and purchased it. The building by this time had become a private residence. This photograph, taken when the building was still located on its original site, documents one of the building's rooms.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

07 September 1929

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

EI.1929.1041

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 7.38 in

Width: 10.88 in

Logan County Courthouse

Details

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