Mary Lincoln's Purse

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
Object Name
case, vanity
purse
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
See more items in
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, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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