Mary Todd Lincoln: A Fiery Fashionable First Lady
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Nearly 150 years after she went to Washington, Mary Todd Lincoln remains one of our most controversial First Ladies. She was vivacious, flirtacious, and prone to fits of temper yet charming and ambitious. Join Westport and Fashion Historian, Bonnie Hansen, as we take a look at Mary Todd Lincoln's life, her love for Lincoln, and the fashions of the day through the use of Historical Photos and Period Clothing.