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    A Well-Provenanced Piece of Wallpaper from the Room in Which Lincoln Expired. This colorful pattern from the Peterson House is well known to collectors, but examples with solid documentation are seldom available. This 11" x 2" piece comes with the original envelope bearing a handwritten 1894-dated authentication from the wife of Osborn Oldroyd, a pioneer Lincoln collector who had been the resident curator of Lincoln's home in Springfield and later the proprietor of the Peterson House, which he opened to tourists with a 25 cent admission charge. The 1894 note identifies the wallpaper as coming from "home where Lincoln died--and from death room--at bottom and to left of door as one enters from hall way." Inasmuch as this wallpaper pattern was commercially produced, only such a sample with documented history can be attributed with certainty to the Peterson House.

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2016
    17th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 13
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