- Abraham and Mary
Abraham Lincoln: An Extraordinary Life
Abraham and Mary (page 1 of 2)
The Lincolns moved into the White House with two small boys, William Wallace (Willie), age 10, and Thomas (Tad), age 7. Their oldest son, Robert Todd, age 17, was attending college at Harvard and later joined the army.
Gift of Mrs. William Hunt, 1894
Abraham’s Office Suit
Gift of Mrs. Julian James, 1923
A Gift from Mary Lincoln
John Grimsley attributed this dress to a “seamstress of exceptional ability” who “made nearly all of Mrs. Lincoln’s gowns.” Although he mistook her name as “Ann,” he most likely was referring to Elizabeth Keckly.
Courtesy of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
Mary Lincoln and Sons
Courtesy of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, photograph © 2009
History of the Suit
The portrait was destroyed in a fire. Only Hunt’s sketch, done at the time, still survives.
Gift of Mrs. John Shirley Wood, daughter of Frederick Harvey, 1967