Mary Lincoln's Silver Service

Silver service made by the Gorham Silver Company for Mary Lincoln during the Lincoln Administration. The set consists of a tray, hot-water urn, coffeepot, teapot, hot-water pot, cream pitcher, sugar urn, and waste bowl. Each of the pieces is engraved on one side with the monogram “MTL” and a crest on the other. It is likely the service was presented to the first lady as a gift from the citizens of New York.
Gift of Lincoln Isham, great-grandson of Abraham Lincoln, 1958
Currently not on view
Object Name
coffee and tea service
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
overall: 19 in x 33 in x 19 in; 48.26 cm x 83.82 cm x 48.26 cm
ID Number
accession number
Government, Politics, and Reform
First Ladies
Selections from the Abraham Lincoln Collection
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Political History: Political History, First Ladies Collection
Selections from the Abraham Lincoln Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Lincoln Isham
Related Publication
Rubenstein, Harry R.. Abraham Lincoln: An Extraordinary Life

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