Bookplates use original designs to identify a book as the property of a particular person or library. The Library's Lincolniana display ranges from bookplates with the 16th President's bust to his Illinois log cabin and photos and drawings of Lincoln reading. Lincolniana encompasses book collections or artifacts that have been given to the Library of Congress, college museums or to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield, Ill.
Robert Weinberg, founder and curator of the Rowe Bookplate Museum, began collecting bookplates about 47 years ago. A resident of Greenwich, he created the museum's name by merging the first two letters of his first and last names. Weinberg created the museum about 17 years ago to help improve his collection efforts. After nearly five decades of collecting, Weinberg's collection stands at approximately 400 bookplates.
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