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Unknown Mrs. Lincoln in her inaugural gown

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.02.0052 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: s.l. Type: Photograph Date: 1861 ca. Pagination: 1 carte de visite 10.1 x 6.1 cm

Summary of Content: Mary Lincon wears a white floral gown and a floral wreath in her hair. Imprint on recto "Mrs. Lincoln. Entered according to the act of Congress in the year 1862, by M.B. Brady, in the Clerk's Office in the District Court of the District of Columbia."

People: Lincoln, Mary Todd, 1818-1882

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: First LadyInaugurationGovernment and CivicsWomen's History

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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