L a - b e a u t é - s a u v e r a - l e - m o n d e ~ D o s t o ï e v s k i

L a - b e a u t é - s a u v e r a - l e - m o n d e  ~  D o s t o ï e v s k i



Sunday, January 16, 2022

Our most fine and elegant first lady - portraits of Mary Todd Lincoln taken from glass plate negatives by Matthew Brady, 1861-64

 
Mrs. Lincoln's distinctive seed pearl jewelry - necklace, earrings, brooch, two matching bracelets - seen in most of these portraits, was purchased from Tiffany's.

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These official portraits of Mrs. Lincoln - along with additional poses - were reproduced as cartes de visites

This and the following eight examples are shown much enlarged from the standard carte size of 2.5x4 inches.
Often captioned as being taken during her widowhood, this portrait and the following were actually taken circa 1862-63 and 1864, respectively.
Two cartes de visite shown actual size.

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