Grave Marker- Mary Todd Lincoln, First Lady of the U.S.. During the early 1880s, Mary Lincoln was confined to the Springfield, Illinois residence of her sister Elizabeth Edwards. She died there on July 16. She was interred in the Lincoln Tomb in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield alongside her husband.
"The photo of Lincoln lying in an open coffin is the only one that exists. It was taken by photographer Jeremiah Gurney, Jr., on April 24, 1865, as the president’s body lay in state in City Hall in New York. It was immediately confiscated by Secretary of War Edwin Stanton (1814-1869) and was hidden away for 87 years until it was discovered in the Illinois State Historical Library in 1952, by then 15-year-old Ronald Rietveld, who was researching the papers of Lincoln’s persona...
U.S. President George H. Bush and Shannon Duffy, 8, of Fairfax, Virginia, look over a Thansgiving turkey presented to the President at the White House in Washington, Friday, November 18, 1989 by the National Turkey Foundation. The 50 pound bird comes from Detroit Lakes, Michigan. The President and Mrs. Bush donated the turkey to Frying Pan Park, a petting farm in Virginia.
Sally Hemings was considered to be very beautiful with "straight hair down her back". No known portrait exists. If drawings were ever created, they were either destroyed or lost over the years. Some speculate that due to their kinship, Hemings and Martha Jefferson may have looked very similar which could have been a key factor in Jefferson’s attraction to Sally Hemings.