Mary Todd Lincoln (Sally Field) embraces her son Robert Todd Lincoln (Joseph Gordon Levitt) as he returns home.

Mary Todd Lincoln (Sally Field) embraces her son Robert Todd Lincoln (Joseph Gordon Levitt) as he returns home.

Mary Todd's Inaugural Gown

Mary Todd's Inaugural Gown

Mary Todd Lincoln dress 1850s. Illinois museum. Sheer pink perfection. Bad manequine.

Mary Todd Lincoln dress 1850s. Illinois museum. Sheer pink perfection. Bad manequine.

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Mary Todd Lincoln was a handful...but Lincoln loved her.

Mary Todd Lincoln was a handful...but Lincoln loved her.

One hundred and 30 years after her death, Mary Todd Lincoln will be retried for insanity.    The former first lady was declared insane 10 years after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln in 1865, when her son Robert Todd Lincoln had her committed.

One hundred and 30 years after her death, Mary Todd Lincoln will be retried for insanity. The former first lady was declared insane 10 years after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln in 1865, when her son Robert Todd Lincoln had her committed.

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Pair of Pendant Earrings Owned by Mary Todd Lincoln. These "earbobs" appear to be made of gold-mounted black onyx

Pair of Pendant Earrings Owned by Mary Todd Lincoln. These "earbobs" appear to be made of gold-mounted black onyx

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Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association"Both ... Pray to the Same God": The Singularity of Lincoln's Faith in the Era of the Civil War

Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association"Both ... Pray to the Same God": The Singularity of Lincoln's Faith in the Era of the Civil War

Mary Todd Lincoln: A Biography  Read this at the same time I read the Varina Davis biography. Such interesting women with much in common

Mary Todd Lincoln: A Biography Read this at the same time I read the Varina Davis biography. Such interesting women with much in common

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Was Mary Todd Lincoln Mentally Ill?

Was Mary Todd Lincoln Mentally Ill?

President Abraham Lincoln's wife, Mary - Was she insane?  Learn about her life of abandonment, grief, spending sprees, betrayals, and involuntary confinement.  Decide for yourself whether she was truly insane or not.

President Abraham Lincoln's wife, Mary - Was she insane? Learn about her life of abandonment, grief, spending sprees, betrayals, and involuntary confinement. Decide for yourself whether she was truly insane or not.

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