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Ed Johnson photograph collection

 Collection — Folder: SP172
Identifier: SP172

Scope and Contents

This collection contains 4 black-and-white photographs taken by Ed Johnson ranging from 1930 to circa 1933 in Illinois regarding the Offutt coper shop in Old Salem, Illinois where Abraham Lincoln studied at night and the graves of his father, Thomas Lincoln, his stepmother, Sarah Bush Lincoln, and his sweetheart, Ann Rutledge.


  • 1930, undated


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) was an American lawyer and politician from Illinois who served as the 16th president of the United States from 1861 until his assassination in 1865. He was born in Kentucky, raised in Spencer County, Indiana, and lived most of his adult life in Illinois. Lincoln led the Union through the U.S. Civil War and lived to see its reunification at the war's end. Lincoln also abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the American economy during his presidency.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a transfer from the Indiana Historical Bureau. It was originally a donation from Ed Johnson on 1933/09/02.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2021/08/27 by Lauren Patton. EAD finding aid created 2021/08/27 by Lauren Patton. EAD finding aid revised 2022/05/02 by Brittany Kropf.


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Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.