Lincoln's Home Becomes a Shrine
Ambrotype of Abraham Lincoln, 1860 by Preston Butler
The portrait painter who commissioned this image of Lincoln later wrote: There are so many hard lines in his face, that it becomes a mask to the inner man. His true character only shines out when in an animated conversation, or when telling an amusing tale.
Photographs of the Next President --- P. Butler of this city, has a number of photograph likenesses of Hon. Abraham Lincoln. He will well them for one dollar each. Persons at a distance will have to send a one cent stamp (in addition to the price for the likeness) for every photograph ordered.
Illinois State Journal, May 24, 1860
Lincoln Home by John Adams Whipple, 1860
Young Issac Diller, whose blurred figure appears on the street corner (center front) later recalled the moment when he posed with Lincoln, Willie, and Tad (left to right behind fence).
Republican Rally, by William Shaw, 1860
Lincoln offered the use of his own basement to serve as the darkroom for the development of this photograph. Issac Diller, the young neighbor and playmate of the Lincoln boys, later recalled that he "witnessed this parade...and all say wore a blue ribbon with a picture of Abraham Lincoln pasted on it."
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Notable Events. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln, and the Illinois, Sprinfield - Lincoln Home National Historic Site series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is May 24, 1879.
Location. 39° 47.829′ N, 89° 38.712′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Illinois, in Sangamon County. Marker is at the intersection of 8th Street and Jackson Street on 8th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Springfield IL 62701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "My Hand will Never be Given where my Heart is Not." (a few steps from this marker); Charles Corneau House (a few steps from this marker); Charles Arnold House
Also see . . . Lincoln's Home - National Park Service. (Submitted on October 14, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 14, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 523 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 14, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.