Mary Todd Lincoln

In creating the look of Lincoln, Johnston says, “I did very few sketches.” Johnston studied the portraits of Mary Todd Lincoln to inspire a gown for actress Sally Field. Photo From Wikipedia.

Straw bonnet with silk ribbon and velvet artificial flower trim, American, 1863.

Straw bonnet with silk ribbon and velvet artificial flower trim, American, 1863.

Pelerine shawl in crochet ; Fringe for the pelerine. (1862) "Mar. 1862" Printed on border: "By Mrs. Jane Weaver." "The pelerine shawl is a very convenient garment either for the house or country. It is executed in crochet with a chinchilla wool for the center; the border and fringe must be of a solid color, as solferino, blue, violet, orange." Includes instructions for making shawl. Foxing on image. From The Peterson magazine. (Philadelphia : Charles J. Peterson, 1842-1898) .

Pelerine shawl in crochet ; Fringe for the pelerine. (1862) "Mar. 1862" Printed on border: "By Mrs. Jane Weaver." "The pelerine shawl is a very convenient garment either for the house or country. It is executed in crochet with a chinchilla wool for the center; the border and fringe must be of a solid color, as solferino, blue, violet, orange." Includes instructions for making shawl. Foxing on image. From The Peterson magazine. (Philadelphia : Charles J. Peterson, 1842-1898) .


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