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Creator Role

publisher photographer


Seated portrait of Mary Todd Lincoln. Lincoln holds a floral bouquet in her proper right hand and wears a floral wreath in her hair. [Ref: ML, O-16.]

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. 1861


4 X 2 1/2 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

albumen process


recto, below print: MRS. LINCOLN / Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1861, 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: FA / NI verso, in backmark: Published by / E. ANTHONY. / 501 Broadway, N.Y. / Manufacturer / OF / Photographic / Albums / FROM / Photographic Negative / in / BRADY'S / National Portrait Gallery. / Snyder, Black & Sturn, N. Y.


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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Seated Portrait of Mary Todd Lincoln



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