This is a color lithograph from 1865 entitled "Abraham Lincoln's Last Reception". The lithograph depicts the reception (possibly in the East Room) following his second inauguration. The print accurately depicts First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln attending the reception. Vice President Andrew Johnson, General Ulysses S. Grant, and his wife Julia Grant did not attend the event.
This portrait photograph of a young Mary Todd Lincoln was taken between 1846-1847, around the time she and Congressman-elect Abraham Lincoln were moving to Washington, D.C. for the first time. The couple had been married for five years when Lincoln was elected to represent the 7th district of Illinois in the United States House of Representatives.
This portrait photograph of Mary Todd Lincoln was taken between 1861 and 1865 while she served as First Lady of the United States. Mrs. Lincoln and her husband, President Abraham Lincoln, were married for over 20 years at the time of his death and had four sons together. The portrait was possibly taken by Mathew Brady at his Brady's National Photographic Portrait Galleries.
This lithograph print of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln was published by Currier & Ives in 1865. The assassination of President Lincoln by actor John Wilkes Booth occurred on April 14, 1865 at Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C. while "Our American Cousin", a play, was being performed. Seated in the Presidential Box along with President Lincoln and First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln were their guests, Major Henry Rathbone and his fiancé, Clara Harris. Maj. Rathbone, at left, is seen standing, confronting the assassin as he fatally shoots the president. Rathbone was stabbed during while attempting to capture Booth. The print was a popular seller at the time and was framed and hung or placed in scrapbooks in many homes.
This portrait photograph of First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln was likely taken around 1865. Mrs. Lincoln and her husband, President Abraham Lincoln, were married for over 20 years at the time of his death and had four sons together. This photograph was taken by the firm E. & H.T. Anthony & Co. and the original print was an albumen silver stereo card.
This full-length portrait photograph of First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln was taken in 1861 by the preeminent photographer of the era, Mathew Brady. Mrs. Lincoln and her husband were married for over 20 years at the time of his death and had four sons together.
John George Nicolay with Visitors in the White House Conservatory
Mathew B. Brady
This black and white photograph by Matthew Brady is of the Southern Plains delegation and was taken in the White House Conservatory on March 27, 1863. Interpreter William Simpson Smith and agent Samuel G. Colley stand at the left of the group and the woman at the far right is frequently identified as Mary Todd Lincoln. The delegates in the first row are, left to right: War Bonnet, Standing in the Water, and Lean Bear of the Cheyenne, and Yellow Wolf of the Kiowa. Yellow Wolf is wearing the Thomas Jefferson peace medal. The identities of the delegates in the second row are unknown.
This oil on canvas painting of First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln was painted by Katherine Helm in 1925. Katherine Helm was Mary Todd Lincoln's niece. Abraham Lincoln served as president from March 4, 1861 until his death on April 15, 1865.
This painting by Peter Frederick Rothermel depicts a fictitious formal reception in the East Room of the White House following President Abraham Lincoln's second inauguration on March 4, 1865. The painting features a number of historical figures: President Abraham Lincoln (standing to the right of the large chandelier that intersects the middle of the painting) with General Ulysses S. Grant to Lincoln's right, presenting his wife, Julia Dent Grant, to the president (in a light pink gown, shaking hands with Lincoln). First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln stands to Lincoln's left, holding a fan to the shoulder of General Winfield Scott. To the left of the chandelier, orator Edward Everett (who died in January 1865, before the scene portrayed this painting purportedly took place) is seated, and Secretary of State William H. Seward and General William Tecumseh Sherman are standing (Sherman stands between the two men, but toward the back). Rothermel was an American painter who is mostly known for his large historical paintings.
This hand-colored wood engraving by Alfred R. Waud appeared in the centerfold of Harper's Weekly on January 25, 1862. Waud made a sketch in person at the reception, which was the basis for the engraving. Abraham Lincoln, tallest man present, welcomes guests near a White House doorway during a Grand Reception in January 1862. Secretary of the Treasury Salmon P. Chase and his daughter Kate greet Mrs. Lincoln, while several Union Army officers fill out the scene.