Lincoln Chair at the Cooper Union Museum

ID: SIA2011-2175 and 95-20289

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Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1940s

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 267, Box 6, Folder: Cooper, Peter - Esq. Specific Information About

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Summary

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.

Subject

  • 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

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 267, Box 6, Folder: Cooper, Peter - Esq. Specific Information About

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

c. 1945

Restrictions

Unknown

Topic

  • Chairs
  • Decoration and ornament
  • Decorative arts
  • Chairs

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Object

ID 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

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