1. Creator/Author:
  2. Lloyd Ostendorf (72)

Lincoln in Decatur

Creator:
Lloyd Ostendorf, Decatur & Macon County Heritage Committee, INC
Location:
Decatur, Illinois
Origin Date:
1976
Materials:
paper
Measurements:
overall: 14 1/2 in x 11 in
Item ID:
71.2009.081.1161
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Fine Art

Description

This print features a young, beardless Abraham Lincoln seated planing boards for use as shingles on the roof of the Lincoln family's new log cabin. The family had just moved to Illinois from Indiana. The text below the image reads, "In Macon County 10 miles southwest of Decatur in the spring of 1830 young Abe Lincoln helps build a new home on the north bank of the Sangamon River. He helps build a log-cabin, barn and smoke house, splits rails to fence in their land and broke 10 acres of ground." Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum