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Mary Lincoln's Purple Velvet Ensemble. This outfit believed to have been made by African American dressmaker Elizabeth Keckly and worn by the first lady during the winter social season of 1861–62. All three pieces are piped with white satin. The daytime bodice is trimmed with mother-of pearl buttons. Its lace collar is of the period but is not original to the bodice. The evening bodice is trimmed with lace and chenille fringed braid.

Mary Lincoln’s Purple Velvet Ensemble This outfit believed to have been made by African American dressmaker Elizabeth Keckly and worn by the first lady during the winter social season of National Museum of American History

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Mary Todd Lincoln's velvet gown This gown was made by Elizabeth Keckley- an African American seamstress who used her sewing talents to buy her freedom (and her son’s) prior the American Civil War. Images courtesy The Smithsonian

Mary Lincoln’s purple velvet skirt and daytime bodice are believed to have been made by African-American dressmaker Elizabeth Keckley. The first lady wore the gown during the Washington winter social season in National Museum of American History.

Purple velvet skirt and daytime bodice believed to have been made by Elizabeth Keckley for Mary Lincoln, 1861-62  National Museum of American History

Victorian Dress - Mary Lincoln’s purple velvet skirt and daytime bodice are believed to have been made by African American dressmaker Elizabeth Keckly. The first lady wore the gown during the Washington winter social season in

TRAJE DE NOCHE EN SEDA AZUL 1867 (Love the color and the look of the overall dress!)

“Showcased is a stunning blue silk faille evening gown with a bodice, trained skirt, and separate peplum. This exquisite dress is abundantly decorated with yards upon yards of white silk braid and white and blue silk ribbon.

Silk taffeta gown with two bodices, 1860s. French blue with wide grey stripe, day bodice with long collared sleeve, lace collar & cuff trimmed in cream bobbin lace. Short -sleeved evening bodice with open neck trimmed in pleated ribbon, white net, & velvet ribbon, both bodices cut straight at waist. Voluminous, unlined trained skirt has large pleats, off-center front closure, hem with deep stiffened backing to raise hemline by 3-4 inches. Whitaker Auctions

Gown Eleanor wears to the gardens. Silk taffeta gown, blue with wide grey stripe.

One-piece gown, circa 1860s, with band of purple grasses at the hem and overall sprigged design. Via Kerry Taylor Auctions.

One-piece gown, circa with band of purple grasses at the hem and overall sprigged design. Via Kerry Taylor Auctions. - Visit to grab an amazing super hero shirt now on sale!

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