Brooch, given by Mary Todd Lincoln to her niece
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Round, flat-top, plain onyx brooch with gold clasp. Button-style, highly polished surface. Gold ring attached to back, not visible from top. Clasp & pin attached to ring, simple spiral clasp, pin soldered to opposite side of ring. Diam 3/4" x W 1/4". Mary Todd Lincoln gave this brooch to her niece, Mary Edwards Brown. When M.E. Brown lived in the Lincoln Home, she gave the brooch to the donor's grandmother. American Communities in History; Antebellum Society and the Civil War; How we learn about communities 16 History
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University Library|
|Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865|
Lincoln, Mary Todd, 1818-1882
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