The Many Dresses of Mary Todd Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum

The Many Dresses of Mary Todd Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum. [Reproduction dresses of Mrs. At right see reproductions of Keckley helping Lincoln.

One of the rarer and seldom seen poses of Mary Todd Lincoln. Photographed and Carte de Visite published by Mathew Brady Studio.  *s*

One of the rarer and seldom seen poses of Mary Todd Lincoln. Photographed and Carte de Visite published by Mathew Brady Studio.

One hundred and 30 years after her death, Mary Todd Lincoln will be retried for insanity.    The former first lady was declared insane 10 years after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln in 1865, when her son Robert Todd Lincoln had her committed.

Mary Todd Lincoln to be retried for insanity

First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln - Mary Ann (née Todd) Lincoln (December 1818 – July was the wife of the President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, and was First Lady of the United States from 1861 to

Photograph of Mary Todd Lincoln with her two youngest sons Willie and Tad. (c. 1860).  *s*

Mary Todd Lincoln with sons Willie Lincoln and Tad Lincoln. This looks a bit dowdy but probably reflects what a lot of ladies were wearing at the time.

Mary Todd Lincoln was a handful...but Lincoln loved her.

Beautiful Mary Todd Lincoln Dedicated and loving mother and wife; Suffered a lot for the lost of her three children, husband President Lincoln and the betrayal of only left son.

Thomas "Tad" Lincoln (1853-1871). 4th son..The nickname "Tad" was given to him by his father who found Thomas "as wriggly as a tadpole" when he was a baby. He died of heart failure at age 18.

Pictures of Abraham Lincoln and His Family

Mary Todd Lincoln as portrayed in the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois.  The mannequin wears a replica of the seed pearl parure Mrs. Lincoln cherished.

Mary Todd Lincoln as portrayed in the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois. The mannequin wears a replica of the seed pearl parure Mrs.

Even in mourning Mary Lincoln decorated her bonnet with flowers. This picture was taken in 1862 or 1863, and the white blossoms may symbolize the death of a child--her son Willie.

Even in mourning Mary Lincoln decorated her bonnet with flowers. This picture was taken in 1862 or and the white blossoms may symbolize the death of a child--her son Willie.

Mary Todd Lincoln Famous Be'an

Mary Todd Lincoln Famous Be'an

Mary Todd Lincoln Almond Cake Recipe. One of Lincoln's Favorites!

Mary Todd Lincoln Almond Cake Recipe—I'll bet she was thankful for that electric mixer!

ELIZABETH KECKLEY: A FREED SLAVE AND THE FIRST FEMALE BLACK FASHION DESIGNER IN WHITE HOUSE

Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley (Circa Feb 1818 - May was former slave who became a successful businesswoman (seamstress/fashion designer), civic activist, author and close friend, confidante and advisor to Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of President Abraham Lincoln.

Wedding day photograph of Abraham and Mary Lincoln,  November 4, 1842 in Springfield, Illinois.

Abe Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln's wedding day photograph taken November 1842 in Springfield, Illinois after three years of a stormy courtship and a broken engagement. Their love had endured.

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