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Mary Todd Lincoln Couch Restored

Wed, 15 Jan 2014 06:26:50 CST
By: AP

Mary Todd Lincoln Couch Restored The couch where socialite Mary Todd received a gangly young lawyer named Abraham Lincoln will be restored. The Springfield Art Association raised more than $4,500 to save the 180-year-old sofa. The organization started an online fundraising campaign and met its goal with a few days to spare. A Chicago outfit is restoring the furniture which has torn upholstery, loose casters and some veneer loss. The couch first belonged to Todd's sister and brother-in-law, Elizabeth and Ninian Edwards. She lived at the Edwards' home before marrying Lincoln, who later became the 16th president. The art association plans a February 11th unveiling of the restored couch.

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