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Lincoln Chair at the Cooper Union Museum

Lincoln Chair at the Cooper Union Museum
c. 1945
The chair used by Abraham Lincoln the day of his speech to the Cooper Union (1860). It was later displayed on stage in the Great Hall of the Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration. The Cooper Union Museum was transferred to the Smithsonian Institution July 1, 1968, and was renamed the Cooper-Hewitt Museum of Design. The chair is shown before it was reupholstered in 1949.
Decorative arts, Chairs
Lincoln, Abraham 1809-1865, National Museum of Design, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, United States President, Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration, National Collections
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Photographic print, Object
Local Number:
SIA2011-2175 and 95-20289
Physical Description:
Number of Images: 1 Color: Black and White ; Size: 8w x 10h ; Type of Image: Object ; Medium: Photographic print
Full Record:!sichronology&uri=full=3100001~!5793~!0#focus
Lincoln Chair at the Cooper Union Museum, c. 1945, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, SIA2011-2175 and 95-20289.

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