Carding Mill
Title:
Carding Mill
New Salem Illinois (IL), Real Photo unused


Greetings from the Land of Lincoln
Title:
Greetings from the Land of Lincoln
New Salem Illinois (IL), Jumbo/Large Format unused

Description:
Ox team and historic Conestoga wagon built in 1821 by General Custer's father. This ox team and wagon is photographed by thousands of visitors to Lincoln's New Salem State Park, New Salem, Ill. Dr. Francis Regnier's office may be seen in background



Greetings From New Salem State Park
Title:
Greetings From New Salem State Park
New Salem Illinois (IL), Linen unused

Description:
Lincoln's NEW SALEM, ILLINOIS Historic New Salem State Park is located near Petersburg on Highways 97 and 123, about 17 miles northwest of Springfield, Illinois. The Wagon Wheel Inn, located in the lower area of New Salem State Park, is not a part of the original village. Rustic in appearance, the atmosphere of the 1830's has been preserved in the building, appointments and costumes of the waitresses. Excellent meals are served and accommodations permit the care of large parties. The Wagon Wheel Inn is open from March 15 to December 1


Trent Brothers' Barns at New Salem State Park, Lincoln country
Title:
Trent Brothers' Barns at New Salem State Park, Lincoln country
New Salem Illinois (IL), Linen unused

Description:
Historic New Salem State Park is located near Petersburg on Highways 97 and 123 about 17 miles northwest of Springfield, Illinois



Ash Hopper in whcih Ashes were leached for Lye used in Making Soap
Title:
Ash Hopper in whcih Ashes were leached for Lye used in Making Soap
New Salem Illinois (IL), Linen unused

Description:
Historic New Salem State Park is located near Petersburg on Highways 97 and 123 about 17 miles northwest of Springfield, Illinois


First Berry-Lincoln Store, Now U.S. Post Office, New Salem State Park
Title:
First Berry-Lincoln Store, Now U.S. Post Office, New Salem State Park
New Salem Illinois (IL), Linen unused

Description:
Berry and Lincoln bought this store in 1833 from the Herndon Brothers. Abraham Lincoln served as Postmaster in New Salem from May 7, 1833 to May 30, 1836, when the office was discontinued. Post Office re-established Feb. 12, 1940 as Lincoln's New Salem, Ill. Historic New Salem State Park is located near Petersburg on Highways 97 and 123 about 17 miles northwest of Springfield, Illinois



Hill's Carding Mill
Title:
Hill's Carding Mill
New Salem Illinois (IL), Linen unused

Description:
The dominating industry during the summer months, has, following much research, been rebuilt, using wooden cogs and gears. Power is furnished by oxen walking a treadmill. New Salem State Park is located near Petersburg on Highways 97 and 123, about 17 miles northwest of Springfield, Illinois


The Saw and Grist Mill, New Salem State Park
Title:
The Saw and Grist Mill, New Salem State Park
New Salem Illinois (IL), Linen unused

Description:
The original mill was erected in 1829, by James Rutledge and James Camron, a year after Camron had entered the eighty acres on which the village stands. Believing the millwould attract trade, they had the land plotted out into town lots and blocks. The new mill is on the original site but owing to the river changing its channel a mill pond furnishes the water for the mill. It was on the old mill dam that Lincoln stranded his river flatboat, thus introducing him to New Salem which became his home for six years. New Salem State Park is located near Petersburg on Highway 978 and 123, about 17 miles northwest of Springfield, Illinois Ira E. Owen, The Wagon Wheel Inn



Hill-McNamar Store, New Salem State Park
Title:
Hill-McNamar Store, New Salem State Park
New Salem Illinois (IL), Linen unused

Description:
Samuel Hill erected New Salem's first store in 1829. He conducted the enterprise with John McNamar (who at that time assumed the name McNeil) until 1832 but from that time on he operated the store alone. In 1839 he moved to Petersburg. Hill was appointed Post Master on Christmas Day, 1829; consequently this became New Salem's first post office. Later, Abraham Lincoln served the latter portion of his postmastership here, while clerking for Hill


The Rutledge Tavern, New Salem State Park
Title:
The Rutledge Tavern, New Salem State Park
New Salem Illinois (IL), Linen unused

Description:
James Rutledge built the Rutledge Tavern in New Salem, probably in the fall of 1828. As originally erected it contained two large log rooms with the attic above. The two frame rooms on the south were added later either by Rutledge or another proprietor of the Tavern. James Rutledge moved with his family, early in 1833, to a farm at Sandridge. Nelson Alley became the new owner and rented the Tavern to Henry Onstot who occupied it until 1835. Allen occupied it for a year or so and then rented it to Michael Keltner. In 1837 Allen sold the land and cabin to Jacob Bale and from this time on it ceased to be the Tavern. The loft or half story served as a large bedroom for the men guests. When Lincoln boarded at the Tavern he slept in the loft. Historic New Salem State Park is located near Petersburg on Highways 97 and 123 about 17 miles northwest of Springfield, Illinois Ira E. Owen, The Wagon Wheel Inn



Interior Berry Lincoln Store
Title:
Interior Berry Lincoln Store
New Salem Illinois (IL), Real Photo PM 1940 Oct-03

Description:
Series D-244


Interior Samuel Hill's Residence
Title:
Interior Samuel Hill's Residence
New Salem Illinois (IL), Linen unused

Description:
Interior, Samuel Hill's Residence, Interior, Hill-McNamar (McNeil) Store. New Salem State park, Lincoln's New Salem, Ill.



Dr. John Allen's Residence
Title:
Dr. John Allen's Residence
New Salem Illinois (IL), Chrome unused

Description:
Doctor John Allen came to New Salem in 1830. In 1833 he built a three room log residence and on March 27, 1834, married Mary E. Moore. Because of his extensive practice he became one of New Salem's most prosperous citizens. He was a devout Presbyterian and established the village's first Sunday School and Temperance Society in his house. The Allens moved to Petersburg in 1838. The following year a tenant whose name now unknown lived in the cabin; the next two years the Traylor family occupied it and finally, in 1842, it was abandoned. The main room was the parlor, dining room and kitchen, the leanto served as a bedroom and the west room was used by the doctor as an office. In the background is the ox team and Conestoga wagon, and Rutledge Tavern


First Berry Lincoln Store, New Salem State Park
Title:
First Berry Lincoln Store, New Salem State Park
New Salem Illinois (IL), Chrome unused

Description:
James and Rowan Herndon, brothers, built this store buildings, probably in the fall of 1831, and engaged in the mercantile business. James Herndon, at that time a bachelor and boarding at the Rutledge Tavern, sold his interest to William F. Berry early in the summer of 1832, and later in the same year, Rowan sold his interest to Abraham Lincoln, taking Lincoln's note in payment. About January, 1833, Berry and Lincoln purchased the store of Reuben Radford and moved across the street to the second Berry-Lincoln store. Lincoln served as Postmaster from May 7, 1833 to May 30, 1836, when the office was discontinued. It was re-established as a Post Office, February 12, 1940 as Lincoln's New Salem, Illinois.



Berry- Lincoln Store, New Salem State Park
Title:
Berry- Lincoln Store, New Salem State Park
New Salem Illinois (IL), Linen unused

Description:
George Warburton, in 1830, erected on this site New Salem's only sheathed structure. Later the Chrisman Brothers and Reuben Radford also operated stores here. In January, 1833, Wm. F. Berry and Abraham Lincoln moved here from their first store, located just west of Ferguson's residence. Lincoln served a portion of his postmastership in this building. During the early summer of 1833 Lincoln sold his interest to Berry, who later sold the enterprise to the Trent Brothers. The Trends suddenly left the country and Berry resumed the business until he died in 1835. It is thought McNamar and Dr. Allen then took over the store and, in 1837, moved it to Petersburg. The large room was the store proper, while the rear learn' to served as a store room and, for a time, as Lincoln's bedroom.


Interior of Lincoln Museum, New Salem State Park
Title:
Interior of Lincoln Museum, New Salem State Park
New Salem Illinois (IL), Linen unused





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