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

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.

Mary Lincoln~~Lived from 1818 to 1882~~Bore 4 children, 2 passed away while she lived.

Mary Lincoln~~Lived from 1818 to 4 children, with 3 of them passing away in her lifetime. Her eldest, Robert Todd Lincoln,was the only son who lived until adulthood.

First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of Abraham Lincoln managed to get the first pension for presidential widows.

First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln, was never emotionally stable, and was declared legally insane 10 years after her husband's death at the urging of her son Robert. She spent well beyond Lincoln's huge salary, and many suspect she was selling secrets for cash.

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.

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!

Mary Lincoln "Peggy" Beckwith - the last of the Lincolns - Abe's great-grandaughter. She lived at Hildene in Manchester VT, the home her grandfather Robert Todd Lincoln built. She was eccentric to say the least.

Mary Lincoln "Peggy" Beckwith - was a prominent descendant of Abraham Lincoln. She was one of the last two descendants (great grandchildren) of Abraham Lincoln, along with her brother Robert Todd Lincoln Beckwith

01023 - Mary Todd Lincoln; Inaugural Dress, March 4th 1865 [LC-DIG-cwpbh-01023]

Mary Todd Lincoln in her inauguration dress, dated May (Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated in March

Mary Todd Lincoln 1818-1882, Wife of Abraham.   Lovely color added to her CDV.

Mary Todd Lincoln 1818-1882, Wife Canvas Print / Canvas Art by Everett

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?

Years after her time in the White House, Mrs. Lincoln was institutionalized by her son, Robert. She was later released First Lady - Mary Lincoln

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