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Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln

Pierre Morand, 1820 - ?
Abraham Lincoln, 12 Feb 1809 - 15 Apr 1865
Mary Ann Todd Lincoln, 13 Dec 1818 - 16 Jul 1882
c. 1864
Ink and opaque white gouache on paper
Image/Sheet: 20.4 x 12.8cm (8 1/16 x 5 1/16")
Mat: 45.7 x 35.6cm (18 x 14")
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National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
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“Marriage,” proclaimed Abraham Lincoln, “is neither heaven nor hell, it is simply purgatory.” Mary Todd probably would have agreed. In her mind, he was perpetually preoccupied with the business of fighting a civil war and reuniting the country. They did, however, find time to spend together on carriage rides and on walks around the neighborhood of the White House, as seen in this sketch by Pierre Morand.
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