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The Widow Lincoln at Ford’s Theatre
Focuses on Her Days After the Assassination

Friday, January 30th, 2015
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During her time in the White House, Mary Todd Lincoln was often under attack. From a large, prominent Kentucky family, several of her half-brothers served

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At the Met: Death Becomes Her
A Century of Mourning Attire

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
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Departing from its spring exhibition schedule of celebrating iconic designers, The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art has mounted its first fall showing

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The Criminal Conversation of Mrs. Norton

Thursday, November 7th, 2013
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Diane Atkinson’s book, “The Criminal Conversation of Mrs. Norton” is a suggestive title. In pre-Victorian England, “criminal conversation” referred to sexual intercourse outside marriage, and

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Anita Stern: A Full and Decorated Life

Monday, December 20th, 2010
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The difference between false memories and true ones is the same as for jewels: it is always the false ones that look the most real,

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Lillie Langtry’s Life Is an Open Book

Sunday, March 28th, 2010
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By Sandra Smires Curator of The Lillie Langtry Collection and Former Langtry House Historian The memoir of Emilie Charlotte Le Breton, The Days I Knew,

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