Logan County Courthouse in April 1954, Showing the Abraham Lincoln Chair Then on Exhibit in Greenfield Village

Summary

Henry Ford admired Lincoln's character and his embodiment of the ideals of the "self-made man." Ford collected many Lincoln-related artifacts, including the Logan County, Illinois courthouse in which Lincoln had practiced law in the 1840s. This photograph, taken in the 1930s, shows how Mr. Ford displayed furniture from the Lincolns' Springfield home, acquired to honor Lincoln and provide visitors with a sense of the time period.

Henry Ford admired Lincoln's character and his embodiment of the ideals of the "self-made man." Ford collected many Lincoln-related artifacts, including the Logan County, Illinois courthouse in which Lincoln had practiced law in the 1840s. This photograph, taken in the 1930s, shows how Mr. Ford displayed furniture from the Lincolns' Springfield home, acquired to honor Lincoln and provide visitors with a sense of the time period.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8.25 in

Width: 10 in

Rocking Chair Used by Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Th...

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Logan County Courthouse

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