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Creator Role

publisher photographer


Seated portrait of Mary Todd Lincoln. In the portrait, Lincoln is turned to her proper right and wears fresh flowers in her hair and on her dress. [Ref: ML, O-9.]

Description Source

Ostendorf, Lloyd. "The Photographs of Mary Todd Lincoln." Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society (1908-1984) 61, no. 3 (Autumn,1968): 269-332.


Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

ca. 1862


3 7/8 X 2 3/8 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

albumen process


recto, below print: Entered according to Act of Congress A.D. 1862, by M. B. Brady in the Clerk's / office of the District Court of the U.S. For the So. District of New-York. verso, inscribed at top: Mrs Lincoln / [$30.00] verso, in backmark: Published by / E. & H. T. Anthony. / 501 Broadway / New York / FROM / PHOTOGRAPHIC NEGATIVE / in / BRADY'S / National Portrait Gallery verso, inscribed at bottom: 12


Carte de visite photographs; Lincoln, Mary Todd, 1818-1882

Work Type

albumen prints ; cartes-de-visite (card photographs)




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Digital ID


Current Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)


Mississippi State University Libraries.

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).

Contact Information

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Vignette Portrait of Mary Todd Lincoln



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