Mary Lincoln's Purse

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Description
Mary Lincoln's gold evening purse, 1863. Her name and the year were engraved inside the ring.
Gift of Lincoln Isham, great-grandson of Abraham Lincoln, 1958
date made
1863
associated date
1863
associated person
Lincoln, Mary Todd
Physical Description
gold (overall material)
satin (inside material)
blue (inside color)
Measurements
overall: 2 3/4 in x 3 1/4 in; 6.985 cm x 8.255 cm
overall with chain: 7 in; 17.78 cm
ID Number
PL.278039.02
catalog number
278039.02
accession number
278039
Credit Line
Lincoln Isham
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Political History: Political History, White House/First Ladies Collection
Clothing & Accessories
Government, Politics, and Reform
Selections from the Abraham Lincoln Collection
Exhibition
Exhibit
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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