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Lukins and Ferguson Residence Interior

Creator:
Curteich
Location:
Illinois, Chicago
Origin Date:
1958
Materials:
paper
Measurements:
overall: 3 7/16 in x 5 3/8 in
Item ID:
71.2009.083.1502
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Cartoons, Broadsides & Ephemera

Description

This postcard is a color photograph of the interior of the reconstructed cabin of Peter Lukin in New Salem State Park near Petersburg, Illinois. Peter Lukin built the original cabin in 1831 and then moved two miles north of New Salem in 1832 to found Petersburg, Illinois. About the time Lukin moved out of the cabin, Alexander Ferguson, cobbler and shoemaker, arrived and moved into the cabin. He used the lean-to as his shop. A bed, table and chair, and china cabinet are a few of the items seen in the room. The reverse is divided vertically with narrative text printed on the left side. Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum