Cradle, used by Lincoln family
View Full Image
Large cradle of black walnut on rockers. Sides have turned dowels, ends are solid with curved top. Slats hold mattress. H 31 1/2" x W 29 1/2" x L 48 3/8". History of cradle from an 1896 inventory of the Oldroyd collection: "Family cradle or crib. When Mr. Lincoln was preparing to move to Washington, in 1861, this piece of furniture with several others was stored over John William Dry Goods store. It was given to a clerk, George Davis, and then sold to S.M. Whitecraft, who gave the rocker to Osbourne Oldroyd for his collection." Probably used by the last three Lincoln children (Edward, William, and Thomas). American Communities in History; Antebellum Society and the Civil War; How we learn about communities 16 History
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University Library|
|Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865|
For any further information related to this record, please contact the Collection Publisher. See http://images.library.uiuc.edu/projects/tdcfor more information about this project.