The Shedd/Schwarzschild Abraham Lincoln Collection consists of over 1800 books and other materials. Included are Eastman Johnson’s famous picture of “The Boy Lincoln,” a gift to the College in 1908; two handsome bronze plaques; and an original Lincoln letter. An Abraham Lincoln Collection in Historical Collections includes numerous photographs, printed memorabilia, and other period pieces supplementing the book collection. New books about Lincoln are regularly added to the collection.
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Abraham Lincoln, candidate for U.S. president." by Preston Butler, August 1860.
Courtesy of Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Collection.
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Abraham Lincoln Presidential memorabilia, collectibles, souvenirs
Lincoln's Lost memorabilia
Lost speeches and missing correspondence
• The Bixby Letter
• The stovepipe hat with the bullet hole (from the first attempt, 8 months previous to his his assassination
• Notes to the Gettysburg Address or photographs of the event
• Death Quilt from the house owned by William Petersen across from Ford Theatre. As a guest in the house only weeks before, John Wilkes Booth slept under the same quilt that Lincoln died upon.