Abraham Lincoln Law Office in Springfield Photos

Abraham Lincoln was a successful lawyer who sometimes represented the railways. Lincoln & his last partner William H. Herndon (partner 1844 until Lincoln became President) had their offices across the street from the Old State Capitol in a building which had originally been built as a general store. The building which was also occupied by a courtroom, a post office & other law offices has been restored & is open for tours. Several objects used by Lincoln are on display. Lincoln's prior law partners were John T. Stuart who was Mary Lincoln's cousin (1837- 41) & Steven T. Logan (1841-44). Herndon became Lincoln's biographer.

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Lincoln-Herndon law offices in building originally built as department store & post office. Springfield, IL.Abraham Lincoln's desk in his law office. Springfield, IL.T-shaped working disk in Abraham Lincoln's law office. Springfield, IL.Engraving of Henry Clay hanging in Lincoln's Law Office. Springfield, IL.
Lincoln-Herndon law offices in building originally built as department store & post office (1840). Springfield, IL.Abraham Lincoln's desk in his law office. Springfield, IL.T-shaped working disk in Abraham Lincoln's law office. Springfield, IL.Engraving of Henry Clay hanging in Lincoln's Law Office. Springfield, IL.
Engraving of Daniel Webster in Lincoln's Law Office. Springfield, IL.Smaller office used by Lincoln-Herndon law firm while Lincoln was U.S. Representative & President in Washington. Springfield, IL.Desk used by Lincoln immediately after election to President in Lincoln-Herndon law office building. Springfield, IL.Post office which shared Lincoln-Herndon law office building. Springfield, IL.
Engraving of Daniel Webster in Lincoln's Law Office. Springfield, IL.Smaller office used by Lincoln-Herndon law firm while Lincoln was U.S. Representative & President in Washington (1847-52). Springfield, IL.Desk used by Lincoln immediately after election to President in Lincoln-Herndon law office building. Springfield, IL.Post office which shared Lincoln-Herndon law office building. Springfield, IL.
Standing desk in another lawyer's office which shared Lincoln-Herndon law office building. Springfield, IL.Stacks of antique legal documents in lawyer's office in law office building. Springfield, IL.1885 Subpoena in lawyer's office in legal office building. Springfield, IL.Restored judges chamber in legal office building. Springfield, IL.
Standing desk in another lawyer's office which shared Lincoln-Herndon law office building. Springfield, IL.Stacks of antique legal documents in lawyer's office in law office building. Springfield, IL.1885 Subpoena in lawyer's office in legal office building. Springfield, IL.Restored judges chamber in legal office building. Springfield, IL.
Courtroom restored to when Abraham Lincoln argued cases here in law office building. Springfield, IL.Tin candelabra in historic courtroom in law office building. Springfield, IL.Commons room open to all & used for jury deliberations in Lincoln-Herndon law office building. Springfield, IL.Engraving of Thomas Jefferson in Lincoln-Herndon law office building. Springfield, IL.
Courtroom restored to when Abraham Lincoln argued cases here in law office building. Springfield, IL.Tin candelabra in historic courtroom in law office building. Springfield, IL.Commons room open to all & used for jury deliberations in Lincoln-Herndon law office building. Springfield, IL.Engraving of Thomas Jefferson in Lincoln-Herndon law office building. Springfield, IL.
Office of several other lawyers who also occupied Lincoln-Herndon law office building. Springfield, IL.Desk in lawyer's office. Springfield, IL.Lincoln working in his Springfield law office while Tad plays on table at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum. Springfield, IL.
Office of several other lawyers who also occupied Lincoln-Herndon law office building. Springfield, IL.Desk in lawyer's office. Springfield, IL.Lincoln working in his Springfield law office while Tad plays on table at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum. Springfield, IL.

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