A Funeral Procession 1,700 Miles Long (page 2 of 2)

Abraham Lincoln: An Extraordinary Life

A Funeral Procession 1,700 Miles Long (page 2 of 2)

Photograph of Mary Lincoln, taken in 1863 and published in 1865

Mary Lincoln

Mary Lincoln never overcame the tragedies she endured. She came out of mourning on only one occasion, at the request of her son Tad for one of his birthdays. The two were almost inseparable until his death, possibly from tuberculosis, in 1871 at age 18. In 1882, at age 63, Mary died in Springfield, Illinois, at the home of her sister.

Gift of Lincoln Isham, great-grandson of Abraham Lincoln, 1958

Mourning Watch

Mary Lincoln used this black onyx lapel watch as her personal timepiece for the remainder of her life.

Gift of Lincoln Isham, great-grandson of Abraham Lincoln, 1958

Scarf Pin

This gold pin with an image of Abraham Lincoln was among Mary Lincoln’s possessions when she died.