Lot of 3 cabinet cards, mounted and framed to 12.75 x 21.25 in. Inscription in pen reads "Lincoln Homestead Springfield, Illinois" and supplies a date for each image, ranging from 1884 to 1893.
Each photograph shows the house where Abraham Lincoln, his wife, and their four children lived from 1844 to 1861, before the family moved to Washington, DC. The house is located at the corner of Eighth and Jackson Streets in Springfield. In front of the residence is an elm tree allegedly planted by Lincoln himself. The bottom two images, dated 1890 and 1893, show Civil War veteran Osborn Hamiline Ingham Oldroyd standing in front of the Lincoln Home. Oldroyd lived there and ran it as a Lincoln and Civil War Museum between 1883 and 1893, during which time he sold many parts of the home and grounds as souvenirs.
Provenance: From the William Townsend Collection, Helm Place, Lexington, KY