Mary Todd Lincoln Famous Be'an

Mary Todd Lincoln Famous Be'an

Mary Todd Lincoln (Sally Field) embraces her son Robert Todd Lincoln (Joseph Gordon Levitt) as he returns home.

Mary Todd Lincoln (Sally Field) embraces her son Robert Todd Lincoln (Joseph Gordon Levitt) as he returns home.

Mary Todd Lincoln House, spouse of the great Abraham Lincoln. - Lexington, Kentucky

Mary Todd Lincoln House, spouse of the great Abraham Lincoln. - Lexington, Kentucky

Mary Todd Lincoln 1861 Matthew Brady portrait

Mary Todd Lincoln 1861 Matthew Brady portrait

Another infamous dress on display at the Smithsonian that belonged to Mary Todd Lincoln

Another infamous dress on display at the Smithsonian that belonged to Mary Todd Lincoln

Impress your guests with this traditional Mary Todd Lincoln White Cake Recipe, which contains candied cherries and pineapple.

Mary Todd Lincoln’s White Cake Recipe

Impress your guests with this traditional Mary Todd Lincoln White Cake Recipe, which contains candied cherries and pineapple.

Mary Todd Lincoln, married to Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president. Her life was filled with great triumphs and great tragedy.  She was first lady during the civil war and neither the southerners nor the northerners accepted anything she did.  Her husband's assassination in 1865 shattered her and eventually she outlived her children as well. She struggled with mental illnesses.

Mary Todd Lincoln: Was She Insane?

Mary Todd Lincoln, married to Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president. Her life was filled with great triumphs and great tragedy. She was first lady during the civil war and neither the southerners nor the northerners accepted anything she did. Her husband's assassination in 1865 shattered her and eventually she outlived her children as well. She struggled with mental illnesses.

Mary Todd Lincoln  1850s. Sheer Dress Illinois museum.

Mary Todd Lincoln 1850s. Sheer Dress Illinois museum.

MTL Dress Illinois museum

MTL Dress Illinois museum

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

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.

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