Mrs. Lincoln's Salon: "Her Form Inclines to Stoutness"
While Mary Lincoln was first lady, observers frequently commented on her clothing and appearance. One New York newspaper famously wrote, “Her form inclines to stoutness.” But was Mary Lincoln “stout?” Was she attractive? Why did they care about the first lady’s weight and clothing? Why do we still care? Salon guests will examine Mrs. Lincoln’s appearance and explore the cultural expectations for women in the past and present with EKU professor Dianne Leggett.
Reservations required. Admission $10 members; $20 non-members. Free parking located directly behind the house.
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