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    Lincoln Boys' Toys, consisting of a clay marble and a slate pencil ("stylus") which likely belonged to Tad or Willy Lincoln. Objects were excavated in the back yard of Abraham Lincoln's house in 1951 by Richard S. Hagen, archaeologist of the Illinois Division of Parks and Memorials, and presented by him to Dorothy Meserve Kunhardt when she visited the home in May 1953.

    Together with an envelope bearing typed and hand-written descriptions of these items, signed by Mrs. Kunhardt, and a small group of notes penciled by her which lists (and in a couple of instances very roughly sketched) other items discovered during the yard excavation.

    Provenance:
    Kunhardt, part of lot 67.


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2008
    20th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 11
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