Grant House Kitchen, Galena, Illinois

This image shows the kitchen of the Grant home where he and the family lived between the end of the Civil War and his election to the Presidency in 1868.

Anscochrome by Clayton Forsythe

The description states:

KITCHEN, GENERAL U. S. GRANT HOME

GALENA, ILLINOIS

This room is furnished with typical furnishings of the 1865 period. The stove, table and four chairs are original furniture used by the Grant family.

–Note that there is no running water, as evidenced by the presence of the porcelain pitcher and washbasin in the left foreground, and the absence of plumbing fixtures over the wood framed sink in the center background. The railing again is installed to control visitor movement in the museum.

This image likely dates to the 1960s.

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