Lincoln's Home Woodcut

Illinois State Register

FOR YOUR COLLECTION: RARE WOODCUT OF THE LINCOLN HOME--- There is something very distinctive and attractive about the woodcuts which illustrated old books-in testimony whereof we submit this one of the Lincoln Home in the days when the family were in residence here… The perspective seems remarkable good, and the home is portrayed with great fidelity to details. We see, as if we were actually on the spot in the Fifties and early Sixties, the exact setting, with even Mr. Lincoln himself standing in the doorway (!), the attractive frame dwelling with shutters, the fence enclosing the premises, the unpaved streets with the "apron walks" at the corner, passers-by, too-one couple approaching from the north, and two ladies in hoopskirts and carrying parasols, at right. The quaint old home on the north is also within range…All in all, a most interesting reminiscence of those days.

Submitted by: Jeanie Lowe


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