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An effort to restore the c. 1830s horsehair-upholstered sofa on which Abraham and Mary Lincoln courted.
195 backers pledged $5,211 to help bring this project to life.
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    Pledge US$ 5 or more About US$ 5

    Everyone who contributes to the restoration of the "courting couch" will receive an invitation to the Restoration Reveal Reception on February 11, 2014 and a Springfield Art Association window cling-on.

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    Pledge US$ 10 or more About US$ 10

    A reprint of a c. 1915 postcard featuring the "courting couch" sitting in Lincoln's Home in all its horsehair-upholstered glory, an invitation to the Restoration Reveal Reception,and a Springfield Art Association window cling-on.

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    A keepsake recipe for Mary Lincoln's white cake, an invitation to the Restoration Reveal Reception, a Springfield Art Association window cling-on, and a reprint of the c. 1915 postcard.

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    A blank greeting card featuring original artwork by a local Springfield artist depicting Lincoln and Mary on the courting couch. Also an invitation to the Restoration Reveal Reception, a Springfield Art Association window cling-on, and a reprint of the c. 1915 postcard, and the recipe for Mary Lincoln's white cake.

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    Two VIP, front-row tickets to the Springfield Art Association's Civil War Fashion Show on March 30, 2014, the invitation, the window cling-on, the postcard, the recipe, and the greeting card.

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    Pledge US$ 250 or more About US$ 250

    A copy of Eating with the Edwards Family, a collection of 19th century recipes used at Edwards Place and their modern equivalents. Also the invitation, the window cling-on, the postcard, the recipe, the greeting card, and two VIP tickets to the Civil War Fashion Show.

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    Pledge US$ 500 or more About US$ 500

    A limited edition copy of Courtships and Weddings in Abraham Lincoln's Springfield by Erika Holst, signed and personally inscribed to you by the author. Also the invitation, the window cling-on, the postcard, the recipe, the greeting card, two VIP tickets to the Civil War Fashion Show, and cookbook.

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    Pledge US$ 1,000 or more About US$ 1,000

    An original pastel painting of Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd on the courting couch by a local Springfield artist, plus everything listed above.

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