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 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
Object Name
Sugar Urn
associated person
Lincoln, Mary Todd
Lincoln, Mary Todd
Physical Description
metal, silver, coin (overall material)
overall: 8 1/2 in x 4 in; 21.59 cm x 10.16 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. Lincoln Isham
First Ladies
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Political and Military History: Political History, White House Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
First Ladies
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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