Mary Todd Lincoln
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Extremely Rare Lock of Abraham Lincoln's Hair Housed in a | Lot #52185 | Heritage Auctions
Extremely Rare Lock of Abraham Lincoln's Hair Housed in a Beautifully Engraved Gold Locket obtained by Mary McCormick Cameron, the daughter-in-law of Simon Cameron, Abraham Lincoln's first Secretary of War and political ally. Simon Cameron remained a close friend of Mary Lincoln after the President's death and helped her to undertake a campaign to raise money to meet the mountains of debts Mary had accumulated.
From the state dinner and dessert service of Abraham Lincoln (President 1861-1865)--Teacup/Made in France, Europe c.1861--Artist/maker unknown, French. Imported and decorated by E. V. Haughwout and Company, New York, 1857 - 1870. Porcelain with printed, enamel, and gilt decoration. Height: 2 3/8 inches (6 cm)