Wall mirror, belonging to Abraham Lincoln
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Rectangular gilt gesso on wood molding frame mirror. Top outer edge is bevelled away from mirror, 1/2" wide, remainder of mirror slopes inward. One incised line 1/2" from outer ridge. 1" wide molding bevel cut to mirror outer ridge is closest to glass. Back of frame is flat with wide incised line 1 1/2" from outer edge. Mirror held in place by glued blocks and backed with series of wide horizontal boards. Red base paint shows through gilt. Mercury backing is flawed. L 50 7/16" x W 22 9/16" x D 2 3/8". This mirror belonged to Abraham Lincoln during his residence in Springfield, IL, 1844-1861. 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|
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