Saturday, April 27, 2013

President and Mrs. Lincoln

Mrs. Mary Clemmer Ames writes to the Springfield Republican:  Abraham Lincoln looks very awkward in white kid gloves and feels uncomfortable in new boots.  Mrs. Lincoln is very dumpy and very good natured and very gorgeous, she stuns me with her low necked dresses and the flower bed which she carries on the top of her head.

– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, February 1, 1862, p. 3

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