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12-11-2015, 06:43 PM
Post: #331
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Hint #2: The item is decorative and functional.
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12-11-2015, 06:49 PM
Post: #332
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(12-11-2015 06:08 PM)J. Beckert Wrote:  I have no clue what that is, but I have to take a guess. Is that a clip of the Liberty weeping at Lincoln's bier woodcut? Are you going to take a point from Laurie?

Why should I have a point taken away since I did not earn a point on that Marshall House question? I just pointed out a slight technicality to get on a Yankee's nerves. Obviously, it worked!

P.S. Bill and others - Joe and I are good friends, so please understand that our banter back and forth is in good fun.

As to this next question, I can just barely make out the image and cannot get it to enlarge.
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12-11-2015, 06:49 PM (This post was last modified: 12-11-2015 06:52 PM by Eva Elisabeth.)
Post: #333
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Maybe someone has an idea as for material? (It's a bit Xmas-y)
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12-11-2015, 06:51 PM
Post: #334
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Is it something from the bedroom where Abraham Lincoln stayed at the David Wills House in Gettysburg?
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12-11-2015, 06:54 PM (This post was last modified: 12-11-2015 06:57 PM by Eva Elisabeth.)
Post: #335
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Good idea, Roger. This item would (also) fit well in a bedroom. I am sorry to say the item "stepped" into Abraham Lincoln's life after the Gettysburg Address.

Ok, I will offer you a larger peep:
   
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12-11-2015, 07:13 PM
Post: #336
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Decorative detail from one of Abraham's favorite carpet slippers?
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12-11-2015, 07:31 PM (This post was last modified: 12-11-2015 07:33 PM by Eva Elisabeth.)
Post: #337
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Good idea.I am sorry it's not correct either, Laurie, but some"thing" on the carpet slippers is (in reality) "decorated" with the same material this item is made of.

Hint #3: The item came far from the west to Abraham Lincoln.
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12-11-2015, 07:44 PM
Post: #338
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This doesn't really fit, but I'm thinking of Lincoln's goatskin boots.

"There are few subjects that ignite more casual, uninformed bigotry and condescension from elites in this nation more than Dixie - Jonah Goldberg"
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12-11-2015, 07:53 PM
Post: #339
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Now what decorates a goat?
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12-11-2015, 08:03 PM
Post: #340
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Goats have horns, so I'm going to guess that this is part of that hideous elkhorn chair that Lincoln received from someone???
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12-11-2015, 08:17 PM
Post: #341
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I think you've got it Laurie. It looks like the chair Seth Kinman gave Lincoln
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seth_Kinman

So when is this "Old Enough To Know Better" supposed to kick in?
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12-11-2015, 08:18 PM
Post: #342
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She won again? This can't be happening to me...

"There are few subjects that ignite more casual, uninformed bigotry and condescension from elites in this nation more than Dixie - Jonah Goldberg"
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12-11-2015, 08:38 PM
Post: #343
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(12-11-2015 08:17 PM)Gene C Wrote:  I think you've got it Laurie. It looks like the chair Seth Kinman gave Lincoln
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seth_Kinman

What is even more pleasing to me, Gene, is that I'm amazed that I do know this many things about Mr. Lincoln. I'm well-versed on the assassination, but certainly not on the man himself. Being around some of the great Lincoln students on this forum must be helping me via osmosis.
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12-11-2015, 08:59 PM
Post: #344
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Joe, maybe this can help
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UuHrm2tHvE

(note the scene at 5:15. Good thing they brought the lady with the back pack and the mules to carry all their stuff)

So when is this "Old Enough To Know Better" supposed to kick in?
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12-11-2015, 11:28 PM (This post was last modified: 12-11-2015 11:35 PM by Eva Elisabeth.)
Post: #345
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Kudos again, Laurie - impressive. Thanks for the link, Gene. Here's some more about Lincoln and the elkhorn chair:
http://www.mrlincolnswhitehouse.org/insi...ubjectID=2
Wonder if any of these chairs/the Lincoln chair still exists?
Can't help it, but the chair with the bear paws (poor animal!!!) reminds me of the ending of this poem:
http://ace.home.xs4all.nl/Literaria/Txt-Dahl.html
Joe, in any case you rank top in the category "most creative guesses"!
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