I found the bed above in Springfield and it wasn't as long as I might have imagined.
The same house also contained this desk which I thought would be quite nice for writing proclamations.
They were both in this house which if you didn't gather from the hints above belonged to a man by the name of Abraham Lincoln before he became President of the United States. The desk is the real McCoy but the bed is a reproduction. Still it was neat visiting the house of a president especially to see how things were "back-in-the-day." For the most part, the house would still be very functional in mainstream society if provided with plumbing and electricity though the kitchen lacked a lot to be desired. It was somewhere between cooking over a fire while camping and what we consider a must in today's kitchens though much closer towards the former end.
Probably the neatest thing about the entire experience is that not only the house is preserved but the entire neighborhood in a one block radius. It allowed you to walk around and scope out who the neighbors of the Lincolns were.
This was just an ordinary trunk in the maid's quarters but I loved it. I took a picture of it for someday when I am retired and working in my shop full time, I might build a version.
Due to the frequent comings and goings of visitors and the lack of concrete, sidewalks were made from timber and this one is in the Lincoln's backyard and is original. I felt awed to walk on the same planks as Abe.