Lincoln’s Springfield: Photograph of Historic Mather Residence

By Richard E. Hart, ALA Board Member

The last issue of For The People featured two newly discovered pho-tographs of Lincoln‘s Springfield by Frederick W. Ingmire—the north side of the Public Square and the State House draped in mourning. This issue shows two more of Ing-mire‘s newly discovered photo-graphs of Lincoln‘s Springfield—the Thomas Mather residence (shown above) and the Third Street entrance to Oak Ridge Cemetery in May 1865 (shown on the back).

The Thomas Mather house no longer stands and the grounds are now the site of the Illinois State House. The old photograph of the house, however, reminds one of the events that occurred there during Lincoln‘s time.

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