• Fine Art

    Lincoln’s last portrait from life. Fine art.

    An original: the last image of Lincoln painted from life. See other fine art pieces from the Collection. Explore Fine Art

  • Three-Dimensional Objects

    Lincoln’s inkwell. Three-dimensional objects.

    The inkwell used by Lincoln in signing the Emancipation Proclamation. Browse thousands of artifacts and objects. Explore Our Objects

  • Photographs

    Tad and Abraham Lincoln. Photographs.

    The first photographed presidency. Get to know Lincoln and his era through this exclusive collection of photos. Explore Photographs

  • Manuscripts & Documents

    Emancipation Proclamation. Manuscripts and documents.

    Signed copies of the 13th Amendment and Emancipation Proclamation. View these historic documents. Explore Documents

  • Textiles

    Handkerchief with Mary Lincoln’s monogram. Textiles.

    Handkerchief with Mary Todd Lincoln’s monogram. Examine the rest of our textile collection. Explore Textiles

  • Books & Pamphlets

    The Boys’ Life of Abraham Lincoln. Books and pamphlets.

    A 20,000-item literary treasure trove on the 16th president and his times. Browse the catalog. Explore Literature

  • Magazines & Newspapers

    New York Herald, April 15, 1861. Magazines and articles.

    Read a selection of Lincoln-related 19th- and early 20th-century newspapers & magazines, from complete issues to clippings. Explore Articles

  • Cartoons, Broadsides, & Ephemera

    Cartoon including Lincoln and Stephen Douglas

    A political cartoon during the 1860 election campaign. Learn about the public’s view of Lincoln from many perspectives. Explore The Collection

  • Sheet Music

    The Battle Cry of Freedom cover. Sheet music.

    View music from Lincoln’s era including his favorites and pieces written in his honor. Explore Sheet Music

Special Announcements

  • Civil War Mourning and the Death of Abraham Lincoln

    Lincoln at the Library, April 19

    On Sunday, April 19, 2 pm at the Allen County Public Library, Shannon Cable will present an insightful look at the mourning rituals of nineteenth century America, especially at the time of the Civil War and death of Abraham Lincoln. The interactive presentation will be accompanied by her extensive collection of original mourning materials. Sponsored by the Friends of the Allen County Public Library.

  • "O moody, tearful night!"

    A New Online Exhibit about Lincoln's Assassination

    On April 14, 1865, Abraham Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth and died early the next morning. Learn more about Lincoln's assassination in this new exhibit. Find the exhibit icon at the bottom of this page or click this link: Read More

  • 20 Facts About Abraham Lincoln

    John Green talks about Abraham Lincoln on Mental Floss

    A weekly show where knowledge junkies get their fix of trivia-tastic information. This week, John looks at 20 facts about Abraham Lincoln. Read More

  • This Cruel War Is Over

    A New Online Exhibit about the End of the Civil War

    By early 1865, the end of the Civil War was finally in sight. Learn more about the final weeks of the war and the actions of Grant, Lee, and their armies that ultimately led to the fall of the Confederacy. Find the link at the bottom of this page or by following this link: Read More

  • So Costly a Sacrifice

    Lincoln and Loss

    Exhibit at the Indiana State Museum Feb. 7 - Jul. 5, 2015. In 19th century America, death was everywhere. Grieving practices and mourning rituals were rigid and complex. The advent of the Civil War and the staggering loss of life it caused changed the way the nation mourned, and when President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, it took a grief-stricken nation to new heights of mourning. From a child’s coffin to a hair wreath, a field-surgeon’s kit to pieces of Lincoln’s funeral bier, this exhibition explores the dark corners of death in the 1800s – the changing attitudes, evolving customs, and the most famous funeral of the century. Read More

  • See the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection on Social Media

    Find us on Facebook, Pinterest, and Tumblr

    View items from the collection, learn about Lincoln and his times, and connect with other Lincoln enthusiasts through the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection's social media pages. Just follow the links at the bottom of any page on the website!