Mary Todd Lincoln Archive of Commitment Papers Sells to Museum for $37,600

On June 11, 2010, Cowan’s in Cincinnati offered an archive of documents detailing the 1875 insanity hearing and ultimate commitment of Mary Todd Lincoln into Bellevue Place, a private asylum in Batavia, Illinois. A Louisville, Kentucky, family decided to sell the archive after preserving it since the 1930s. The archive, which included the commitment decree, … Continue reading Mary Todd Lincoln Archive of Commitment Papers Sells to Museum for $37,600

Abraham Lincoln Funeral Photograph Album Realizes $27,025

An album of carte de visite photographs of Abraham Lincoln’s funeral procession was the top-selling lot at Cowan's December 9, nearly tripling its $8/10,000 estimate by selling for $27,025. Comprised of 97 CDVs, the album featured images of three of the nine cities on the funeral route— Columbus, Ohio, and Chicago and Springfield, Illinois. While … Continue reading Abraham Lincoln Funeral Photograph Album Realizes $27,025