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Mary Todd Lincoln: Was She Insane?

Mary Todd Lincoln, married to Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president. Her life was filled with great triumphs and great tragedy. She was first lady during the civil war and neither the southerners nor the northerners accepted anything she did. Her husband's assassination in 1865 shattered her and eventually she outlived her children as well. She struggled with mental illnesses.

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

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

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Robert Todd Lincoln (August 1, 1843 – July 26, 1926) was an American lawyer and Secretary of War, and the first son of President Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln. Born in Springfield, Illinois, United States, he was one of two of Lincoln's four sons to live to adulthood. He & his father lacked the strong bond his father had with brothers Willie and Tad, but Robert deeply admired his father and wept openly at his deathbed.

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One of the rarer and seldom seen poses of Mary Todd Lincoln. Photographed and Carte de Visite published by Mathew Brady Studio. *s*

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The Edwards' home in Springfield where the Lincolns were married. MARRIED - In this city on the 4th instant, at the residence of N.W. Edwards, Esq., by Rev. C. Dresser, ABRAHAM LINCOLN, Esq., to Miss MARY TODD, daughter of Robert Todd, Esq., of Lexington, Ky. Announcement on page 3 of the Sangamo Journal, November 11, 1842 (published on Fridays).

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Abraham Lincoln 1809-1865 Mary Todd Lincoln 1818-1882 Robert Todd Lincoln…

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How Lincoln’s Oscar-Nominated Costumes (and Sally Field’s Weight Gain) Made an Eerily Real Presidential Couple

Sally Field in costume as Mary Todd Lincoln in the 2012 movie "Lincoln" | Vanity Fair

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The coffins of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln await reburial in the reconstructed Lincoln Monument in Springfield's Oak Ridge Cemetery in 1901.

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Mary Todd Lincoln (Sally Field) embraces her son Robert Todd Lincoln (Joseph Gordon Levitt) as he returns home.