• Creator
  • Oldroyd, Osbourne
  • Created Date
  • 06/09/03
  • Description
  • Sepia-toned photoprint mounted on cardboard. Original photo is oval & shows Lincoln Home draped in mourning with a delegation of men & one boy in front. Other people and Carrigan house visible in background. On back is list of "Photographs for sale at the Lincoln Homestead... O.H. Oldroyd, State Custodian." No. 7 is a view of Home taken on the day of Lincoln's funeral. Original price, $.25. L 6 1/2" x 4 5/16". Osbourne H. Oldroyd was named by ... more
    Sepia-toned photoprint mounted on cardboard. Original photo is oval & shows Lincoln Home draped in mourning with a delegation of men & one boy in front. Other people and Carrigan house visible in background. On back is list of "Photographs for sale at the Lincoln Homestead... O.H. Oldroyd, State Custodian." No. 7 is a view of Home taken on the day of Lincoln's funeral. Original price, $.25. L 6 1/2" x 4 5/16". Osbourne H. Oldroyd was named by the State of Illinois as the first caretaker of the Lincoln Home in 1887. His private collection of Lincoln memorabilia, which he placed on public display, both reflected and fueled a growing national interest in the legacy of Abraham Lincoln. Oldroyd's collection was later purchased by the federal government, and eventually became the basis for the National park Service Lincoln collection at Ford's Theatre National Historic Site. Many of those artifacts were eventually transferred to the Lincoln Home after its restoration in 1988. American Communities in History; Antebellum Society and the Civil War; How we learn about communities. 16 History. less
  • Format
  • 9390.jpg