Crawl around under Abraham Lincoln’s desk. Spin the chair where Adlai Stevenson III sat in the U.S. Senate. Look down the barrel of Tad Lincoln’s model cannon. Thanks to new 3-D images from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, anyone anywhere in the world can explore treasures from Illinois history like never before.
The virtual gallery features about 100 artifacts that can be enlarged, turned upside down or spun around. Each comes with details about the item’s history and significance.
"Every museum visitor has seen some fascinating artifact they would like to pick up and examine more closely. These 3D images offer the next-best thing,” said Christina Shutt, executive director of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. "They let all of us satisfy our curiosity by peering into the nooks and crannies of history.”
The images can be found at www.PresidentLincoln.Illinois.gov/3D.