Original Dress Piece Worn By Mary Todd Lincoln, President Abraham Lincoln's Wife For Sale
Original Dress Piece (small) Worn by Mary Todd Lincoln,
wife of President Abraham Lincoln
Mary Todd Lincoln
First Lady, she was wife of the sixteenth president, Abraham Lincoln (1861-1865). Born into a wealthy Southern family, she was accused by many Northerners of being a Confederate spy. After the death of her husband and three of her sons, she was confined to a mental institute.
Offered hereis a small piece of fabric taken from a dress previouslyworn by Mary Todd Lincoln. We purchased thispiece earlier this year from an sale lot of severalMary Lincoln fabric swatches offered in the John Lattimer Collection of Lincolnia sale managedby Heritage sale Galleries(HA.com - does not open in a new window). Also included in the Heritage lot was an old envelope from the Abraham Lincoln Association of Springfield,IL with the following written notation on the front: "Pieces of a dress worn by Mary Lincoln". The dimensions are approx.1.50 x0.75 inches.
Listed below are two pictures:(1)small pieceof fabric offered in this sale, and (2) the lot of fabric swatches we purchased from Heritage sales. Please note that youare NOT offerding on theLincoln swatch collection or Lincoln Association envelope. You ARE offerding on the snippets of fabricworn by Mary Todd Lincoln.
On a veryinteresting note, Mary Todd Lincoln wore a black dress with white stripes at Ford's Theatre when Abraham Lincoln was assassinated on April 14, 1865. By coincidence, this dresswas also black with white striping. After the assassination, Mary Lincoln gave the dress away to a friend and she would never see it again. Here is an excerpt taken from a Lincoln expertise web site that gives a description of the dress Mary wore on that fateful night: "On the evening of April 14, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln and his wife, Mary, were enjoying the comedy Our American Cousin at Ford's Theatre. Mary wore a black and white striped dress, with black lace veiling on her hair. As the play progressed, Mary sat very close to her husband, her hand in his. She whispered to him, "What will Miss Harris think of my hanging on to you so?" The president replied, "She won't think anything about it." Very interesting excerpt.It is not part of theassassination dress, but it was worn by Mary Todd Lincoln andbased on the design descriptionin the above excerpt, it is very similar in type to the assassination dress.
This is a great item for those whoadmire Lincolns and/or American History. Don'tgo broke payingthe thousands of dollars that historical saleeerswant for a Lincoln letter or presidential relic --you can purchasean authenticrelicof the Lincolnsright here for just a fraction of the price. It would look awesome if framed and mounted with a picture of the Lincolns in your home or work office. The material is delicate, so we implore the winning buyer to handle with care. We arestarting the offerding for this sale at a PENNY.We will let you ers decide the value of this truly fantastic relic.
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