Behind every successful man, there is a woman . . . Mary Todd Lincoln was the first lady of the United States from 1861-1865. She was born into a wealthy educated family with a love for fashion.
Mary's dresses were beautifully made and designed by Madame Elizabeth Keckley, Mary's confidante, who was a former slave turned entrepreneur as a high-end dressmaker and personal dresser. Here, Mary is syled in one of Elizabeth's dresses.