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Front Parlor

The formal parlor, where the Lincolns entertained important guests, was considered the best room in the house. It was also here, on May 19, 1860, that men from the Republican National Convention officially asked Lincoln to run for the Presidency. Several days later, Lincoln accepted the nomination.

Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper (image below), dated December 10, 1864 enabled the National Park Service to furnish the Lincoln Home accurately with items owned by the Lincolns and pieces dating to the period.
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