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Descriptive inventory for the Isham family and Lincoln family visual materials, ca. 1850-1930, bulk 1870-1890

Isham family and Lincoln family visual materials

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Descriptive inventory for the Isham family and Lincoln family visual materials, ca. 1850-1930, bulk 1870-1890

Prepared by By Mark Conrad; revised by D. Rinder, 2008; revised 2014.
Digitization and preservation of the nitrate negatives was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
  
Please address questions to:
Chicago History Museum, Research Center
1601 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614-6038
Web-site: http://libguides.chicagohistory.org/research
Catalog: http://chsmedia.org
E-mail: research@chicagohistory.org
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Collection Overview +/-

Title: Isham family and Lincoln family visual materials, circa 1850-1930 (inclusive), 1870-1890 (bulk)
Creators: Isham family
Lincoln family
Dates: circa 1850-1930 (inclusive), 1870-1890 (bulk)
Accession number: 1980.0166
Bib number: 00004541
Call numbers: 1980.0166 PPL
1980.0166 PNN
1980.0166 PGN-0056
1980.0166 PPN-0087
Size:2 albums (180 photographic prints) ; 30 x 24 cm. (11 3/4 x 9 1/2 in.) or smaller
255 photographic prints : b&w ; 37 x 26 cm. (14 1/2 x 10 in.) or smaller.
3 photographic prints : cabinet card ; 11 x 16 cm. (4 1/4 x 6 1/2 in.)
3 photographic prints : carte de visite ; 6 x 10 cm. (2 1/2 x 4 in.)
61 negatives : cellulose nitrate ; 20 x 25 cm. (7 1/2 x 9 3/4 in.) or smaller
2 negatives : glass negative ; 4 x 5 in.
1 negative : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm. (7 1/2 x 9 3/4 in.)
Language of material:Collection is written in English.

Provenance statement:

Purchase, 1979 (1980.0166).

Terms governing use:

No known copyright restritions.

Restriction(s):

To consult the negatives or glass negatives in this collection in the Research Center it is necessary to make an advance appointment (email: research@chicagohistory.org).

Nitrate negatives restricted from access, see reference copies instead.

Alternate format available:

Nitrate reference copies available online http://digitalcollection.chicagohistory.org/cdm/ref/collection/p16029coll5/id/1434.

Please cite this collection as:

Isham family and Lincoln family visual materials (Chicago History Museum) plus a detailed description, date, and box/folder number of a specific item.

Additional Materials +/-

Related material:

Related materials at Chicago History Museum, Research Center, are found in the cabinet card and cartes de visite composite collections filed by name; in the "Porter family and Isham family photograph collection" (1980.0212); in the "Photographs of Carpenter family, Isham family, and home at 945 North Dearborn Street" (2003.0191). Related manuscripts include the Isham family papers; the letters of R.T. Lincoln; and the records of Isham, Lincoln, and Beale.

Collection Summary +/-

Black-and-white photographic prints and negatives related to the Mamie Lincoln and Charles Bradford Isham and Robert Todd Lincoln families. Primarily snapshots of family groups and leisure activities in Vermont, and interiors and furniture from the Robert Todd Lincoln residence. Includes a few photographs of painted and cased image portraits of Abraham, Mary Todd, and Tad Lincoln, as well as an unidentified Civil War officer in a frame with his uniform button and a manuscript note.

Biographical/Historical Note +/-

Robert Todd Lincoln was the eldest son of President Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln; Robert's eldest daughter, Mamie (1869-1938), married Charles Bradford Isham (d. 1919) on September 2, 1891. Mamie and Charles Isham bought a home in Manchester, Vermont, near Robert Lincoln’s Hildene estate, but settled in New York City. The Ishams had one son, whom they named Lincoln (1892-1971). On August 30, 1919, Lincoln Isham married Leahalma Correa and became stepfather to her daughter, Frances Mantley. The couple had no other children.

Catalog Subject Headings +/-

Subjects:
Bedrooms--Vermont
Chairs
Chests
Closets
Couches
Country clubs--Vermont
Desks
Dining rooms--Vermont
Dwellings--Vermont
Gardens--Vermont
Living rooms--Vermont
Military officers--1860-1865--United States
Persons:
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Portraits
Lincoln, Mary Todd, 1818-1882--Portraits
Lincoln, Robert Todd, 1843-1926--Portraits
Family Names:
Isham family
Isom family
Lincoln family
Genre/Form:
Albumen prints
Cabinet photographs
Cartes de visite
Cellulose nitrate negatives
Film negatives
Gelatin silver prints
Glass negatives
Group portraits
Interior views
Photograph albums
Portrait photographs
Geographic:
Vermont--Biography
Vermont--Pictorial works
Vermont--Social life and customs

Organization and Arrangement of Collection +/-

The collection is arranged into two series by format.

Click on heading to view series description.

Series 1. Prints, ca. 1850-1930 (box 1-2)
Series 2. Negatives, ca. 1850-1930 (folder 1-3)

About This Finding Aid +/-

Creation: Finding aid encoded by Dana Lamparello using Oxygen XML Editor, 2017.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
Other Finding Aids: Finding aid also submitted to Explore Chicago Collections portal.
Processing Note:Eliminated call number 1980.0166 PNN-0032 during nitrate digitization project 2017/03/02.
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