add to favorites : reference url back to results : previous : next
Zoom in Zoom out Pan left Pan right Pan up Pan down Maximum resolution Fit in window Fit to width Rotate left Rotate right Hide/show thumbnail
Brooch, given by Mary Todd Lincoln to her niece
Brooch, given by Mary Todd Lincoln to her niece
Resource Typeimage
TitleBrooch, given by Mary Todd Lincoln to her niece
Coverage / Year1840 to 1880; Early/Mid-Victorian, Springfield, IL
DescriptionRound, flat-top, plain onyx brooch with gold clasp. Button-style, highly polished surface. Gold ring attached to back, not visible from top. Clasp & pin attached to ring, simple spiral clasp, pin soldered to opposite side of ring. Diam 3/4" x W 1/4".
InterpretationMary Todd Lincoln gave this brooch to her niece, Mary Edwards Brown. When M.E. Brown lived in the Lincoln Home, she gave the brooch to the donor's grandmother.
Lesson Plans / ThemesAmerican Communities in History; Antebellum Society and the Civil War; How we learn about communities
Learning Standards16 History
Author or CreatorUnknown
SourceDonated through the estates of Eleanor and Jack Carter, Biloxi, MS
Subject / KeywordsLincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Lincoln, Mary Todd, 1818-1882; Brooch; Jewelry; Adornment
Collection PublisherLincoln Home National Historic Site
Further InformationFor any further information related to this record, please contact the Collection Publisher. See for more information about this project.
Rights Management Statement
Resource IdentifierLIHO 7970
CONTENTdm file name8594215662003_7970.jpg
powered by CONTENTdm ® | University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Homepage ^ to top ^