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Sepia print of the southwest corner of Lincoln Home.

Cartes-de-visite were a collector’s item in the mid-1800s. Images of famous places, like the Lincoln Home, were popular. The cards also served as a way to learn more about the Lincolns lives by illustrating his home and other buildings in Springfield.

Paper, Cardboard. H 6.3, W 9.9 cm
Lincoln Home National Historic Site, LIHO 5409