Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Presidents - Abraham Lincoln

 Wedding day photograph of Abraham and Mary taken 
November 4, 1842, in Springfield, Illinois,
after three years of a stormy courtship and a
broken engagement. Their love had endured.
Leather gloves worn by Lincoln to Ford's Theater on the night of his assassination. Blood stains are visible at the cuffs.
Emily Todd was Mary Todd Lincoln's half-sister.
In 1856 she married Benjamin Helm, a Confederate general.
After Helm's death in 1863, Emily Helm passed through Union Lines
to visit her sister in the White House.
This caused great consternation in the Northern newspapers.
Emily Helm took an oath of loyalty to the Union and was granted amnesty.

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