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    Mary Todd Lincoln: Emerald Green Silk and Velvet Skirt. Emerald green moire silk skirt that belonged to First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln. it is 41" in length with a grosgrain waistband and velvet trim on the hem, below encircling beadwork. 25" waistline which appears to have been taken in at some time. Very fine condition. It descended in the Fowler Family of Chicago. Mrs. Fowler was a neighbor and friend of Mary Todd Lincoln. Her son, Henry, was a playmate of Tad Lincoln. The skirt is mentioned on a 20th century partial inventory and Letter of Provenance ("green skirt"), a copy of which accompanies the lot. The Fowler Family holding includes letters and personal artifacts received from Mrs. Lincoln. We cannot recall ever seeing any articles of clothing owned by Mary Todd Lincoln being offered for sale. All three dresses from the Fowler Archive are included in this Lincoln auction.

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2016
    17th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
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