First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of Abraham Lincoln managed to get the first pension for presidential widows.

First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln, was never emotionally stable, and was declared legally insane 10 years after her husband's death at the urging of her son Robert. She spent well beyond Lincoln's huge salary, and many suspect she was selling secrets for cash.

Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of Abraham Lincoln. Three-quarter length portrait, seated, facing front. Nicolas H. Shepherd, photographer. 1846

Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of Abraham Lincoln, traveled in Europe before returning to the U.S. where she was briefly committed to a mental institution. She died in Springfield, Illinois.

01023 - Mary Todd Lincoln; Inaugural Dress, March 4th 1865 [LC-DIG-cwpbh-01023]

Mary Todd Lincoln woman wife inaugural Color Tinted Civil War in Collectibles, Photographic Images, Vintage & Antique Tintypes

Impress your guests with this traditional Mary Todd Lincoln White Cake Recipe, which contains candied cherries and pineapple.

Mary Todd Lincoln's White Cake Recipe

Presidential Desserts: Celebrate the Season with Recipes Inspired by Lincoln - Illinois Farm Bureau Partners

Mary Todd Lincoln Almond Cake Recipe. One of Lincoln's Favorites!

Mary Todd Lincoln Almond Cake Recipe—I'll bet she was thankful for that electric mixer!

Mary Todd Lincoln 1818-1882, Wife of Abraham.   Lovely color added to her CDV.

Mary Todd Lincoln 1818-1882, Wife Canvas Print / Canvas Art by Everett

A young Mary Todd lincoln

Mary Todd Lincoln's Vanilla Almond Cake

James Buchanan (president 1857 - was not married. His niece Harriet Lane, whom he adopted and raised after she was orphaned, carried out the hostess duties of a First Lady while he was president

The Many Dresses of Mary Todd Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum

The Many Dresses of Mary Todd Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum. [Reproduction dresses of Mrs. At right see reproductions of Keckley helping Lincoln.

Elizabeth Keckley bought her freedom and rose to become Mary Todd Lincoln's dress designer and personal confidant.

“I know what liberty is because I know what slavery was.” Elizabeth Keckley Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley (Circa Feb 1818 - May

One hundred and 30 years after her death, Mary Todd Lincoln will be retried for insanity.    The former first lady was declared insane 10 years after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln in 1865, when her son Robert Todd Lincoln had her committed.

Mary Todd Lincoln to be retried for insanity

First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln - Mary Ann (née Todd) Lincoln (December 1818 – July was the wife of the President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, and was First Lady of the United States from 1861 to

Mary Todd Lincoln was a handful...but Lincoln loved her.

Beautiful Mary Todd Lincoln Dedicated and loving mother and wife; Suffered a lot for the lost of her three children, husband President Lincoln and the betrayal of only left son.

historicalfashion Mary Todd Lincoln's velvet ensemble (in the Smithsonian)

Mary Lincoln’s Purple Velvet Ensemble This outfit believed to have been made by African American dressmaker Elizabeth Keckly and worn by the first lady during the winter social season of National Museum of American History