Here you’ll find a variety of photos of the Lincoln Home, the neighborhood around the Home, and people and events that have been a part of the site’s history since 1971.
Curators at the Lincoln Home National Historic Site collected and categorized thousands of photographs over the years. Visit some of their Featured Collections.
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For more Collections, visit our Collections Archive. There you will find curated photos on topics we’ve found interesting in the past and might be inspired to suggest an idea for a future exhibit.
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30,670 photos to search! We’ve spent the past 30 years digitizing and cataloging our collections and there’s still more work to be done!
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Did you know…
When the Lincoln’s moved to this home in 1844 with their first son Robert, it was only a one-story house. By 1856 they added (and needed!) a second story to accommodate their growing family.
Picture of the Month
A reenactor demonstrates the use of a spinning wheel in this hauntingly beautiful photo. Learn more.