Mary Lincoln's Silver Service

Mary Lincoln's Silver Service

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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
Associated Name
Lincoln, Abraham
Lincoln, Mary Todd
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
Credit Line
Gift of Lincoln Isham
First Ladies
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Political and Military History: Political History, First Ladies Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
Selections from the Abraham Lincoln Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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