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Abraham Lincoln Home - Springfield, Illinois, where Lincoln lived from 1844-61, before becoming the 16th President. The house, purchased by Lincoln & his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln in 1844, was the only home Lincoln ever owned. The house contains twelve rooms spread over two floors. During the time he lived here, Lincoln was elected to the House of Representatives in 1846 & elected President in 1860. Lincoln's son, Robert Todd Lincoln donated the family home to the State of Illinois in 1887.

Lincoln’s son, Robert Todd Lincoln, considered this piece to be the most lifelike portrait of his father in sculpture.


Fido - Abraham Lincoln's Dog, the first president's dog to be photographed, was also murdered like his master. A year after Lincoln's death, Fido went to lick the face of a drunk passed out. The drunk woke and seeing a dog, not knowing he was friendly to all, stabbed him to death!


Cat with Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln was the first president to bring a cat into the Whitehouse, called Tabby.


Mary Todd Lincoln, married to Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president. Her life was filled with great triumphs and great tragedy. She was first lady during the civil war and neither the southerners nor the northerners accepted anything she did. Her husband's assassination in 1865 shattered her. The only child that survived to adulthood was Robert Todd Lincoln. . She struggled with mental illnesses.