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

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

Mary Lincoln’s Purple Velvet Ensemble. This outfit is believed to have been made by African American dressmaker Elizabeth Keckly and worn by the first lady during the winter social season of 1861-62. All three pieces are piped with white satin. The daytime bodice is trimmed with mother-of pearl buttons. Its lace collar is of the period but is not original to the bodice. The evening bodice is trimmed with lace and chenille fringed braid.

Mary Lincoln’s Purple Velvet Ensemble. This outfit is believed to have been made by African American dressmaker Elizabeth Keckly and worn by the first lady during the winter social season of 1861-62. All three pieces are piped with white satin. The daytime bodice is trimmed with mother-of pearl buttons. Its lace collar is of the period but is not original to the bodice. The evening bodice is trimmed with lace and chenille fringed braid.

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

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

Photograph of Mary Lincoln, taken by Matthew Brady in 1861

Photograph of Mary Lincoln, taken by Matthew Brady in 1861

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.

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.

Abraham Lincoln 1809-1865 Mary Todd Lincoln 1818-1882 Robert Todd Lincoln…

Abraham Lincoln 1809-1865 Mary Todd Lincoln 1818-1882 Robert Todd Lincoln…

Mary Todd Lincoln Famous Be'an

Mary Todd Lincoln Famous Be'an

Mary Todd Lincoln 1861 Matthew Brady portrait

Mary Todd Lincoln 1861 Matthew Brady portrait

Letter from Mary Todd Lincoln to Abraham Lincoln. "Mary Todd Lincoln, who believed her great antipathy to the general was shared by the public, advised her husband in this letter to remove McClellan from the command. Whether she influenced her husband's decision is unknown, but on November 5, 1862, Lincoln placed the Union forces under the command of General Burnside." Library of Congress

Letter from Mary Todd Lincoln to Abraham Lincoln. "Mary Todd Lincoln, who believed her great antipathy to the general was shared by the public, advised her husband in this letter to remove McClellan from the command. Whether she influenced her husband's decision is unknown, but on November 5, 1862, Lincoln placed the Union forces under the command of General Burnside." Library of Congress

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