Dining Room

The dining room is located between the kitchen and sitting room. Here, sculptor Leonard Volk of Chicago cast Lincoln's hands in plaster soon after Abraham Lincoln received the Republican presidential nomination.

Volk said, "I wished him to hold something in his right hand, and he looked for a piece of pasteboard, but could find none. I told him a round stick would do as well as anything. Thereupon he went to the wood-shed, and I heard the saw go, and he soon returned to the dining-room (where I did the work), whittling off the end of a piece of broom-handle."

When Lincoln was president and the home was being rented by the Tiltons, Union soldiers were allowed to sit at the table and have a glass of milk, according to Mrs. Benjamin Edwards.

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