Cabinet card image depicting the interior of the log cabin built by Lincoln and his father near Farmington, Illinois, in 1831, showing a hearth with cooking utensils and spinning wheel. The cabin was purchased by the Abraham Lincoln Log Cabin Association and dismantled in July 1891 for exhibition in the 1893 Chicago World’s Columbian Exposition. Eleanor Gridley, famed Lincoln historian and secretary to the Lincoln Log Cabin Association, claimed in a 1935 interview with Chicago illustrator and author, Raymond Warren, that Robert Lincoln was embarrassed of the dilapidated appearance of the cabin, and exerted his influence with demands the cabin be removed from exhibition. Gridley also told Warren that the storage building later burned with the cabin inside. The reverse of the cabinet card depicts multiple portraits of Lincoln with descriptive captions. A fine addition to an Abraham Lincoln memorabilia collection.
Comes housed in a 6 x 8 inch display case with black velvet backing and descriptive card.