Close-up from Mary's earliest photograph (1846) showing her wedding band—-a rare view since she usually wore gloves for photographs.
Chatterton's Jewelry store was a fixture on the west side of the public square in Lincoln's Springfield. Tradition holds this is where Lincoln bought Mary's wedding ring. In 1842 Charles and George Chatterton—-natives of Ithaca, New York—-were young men in their twenties. They became prosperous merchants. George built a "castle cottage" home with towers and embattlements on "Aristocracy Hill" on the south side of town. A fire destroyed the store in 1853, but George rebuilt it, installing a sundial in the back so that townspeople could correctly set their timepieces. By the time Lincoln was elected president in 1860, Chatterton's was also selling sheet music, pianos, melodeons, and other instruments, as well as jewelry and watches. During the Civil War Lincoln appointed Charles as Indian Agent for the Cherokees.
|Series||This marker is part of the Illinois: Looking for Lincoln series|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 12:36pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 273176 N 4409012|
|Decimal Degrees||39.80085000, -89.64941667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 48.051', W 89° 38.965'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 48' 3.06" N, 89° 38' 57.90" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 101-199 SW Old State Capitol Plaza, Springfield IL 62701, US|
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