[Abraham Lincoln] Fabric from the Sofa on which Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Courted. A large piece of black horsehair upho... (Total: 3 Items)
Accompanied by: typed affidavit, signed by Mrs. Brown, oblong 8vo, no date, attesting to the material; typed letter signed by Mrs. Brown, 1957, offering the sofa itself for $400, and claiming that Stephen Douglas also used it when courting Mary Todd (internal tears, small loss; fragile); an 8" x 10" glossy photo of the sofa, plainly showing the patterning in the upholstery; a few small related pencil notes by Mrs. Kunhardt; and two large photographs, ca 1918, of the parlor (sans sofa) and the exterior of the Edwards home, mounted on card (each with an overall size of 13" x 9.5"); the exterior shot with some vertical cracks and tiny losses.
Provenance: Kunhardt, part of lot 80.
Service and Handling Description: Flat Material, Small (view shipping information)