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#YourLabel - Original Brick from the Home of Abraham Lincoln

April 2, 2018


For our crowdsourced exhibit, we'd like to know what #YourLabel would say about this object!


This miniature brick measures 1 1/2" x 5/8" x 7/16" and is mounted on a 6 1/8" x 4" card. The brick is cut from a larger broken brick that was part of the the only home that Lincoln owned, on 8th & Jackson Street in Springfield, Illinois. 


Here are some resources to get you started: 


The organization that sells these bricks and other Abe Lincoln Collectibles 


The National Park Service's Site about the Lincoln Home National Historic Site


 Lincoln Home National Historic Site in Springfield, IL with Road Trip Story 


Virtual tour of the interior of the Abraham Lincoln home in Springfield, Illinois 


C-SPAN video about the Lincoln Home in Springfield, IL 


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