Mary Todd Lincoln – Shopaholic First Lady

Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of Abraham Lincoln, enjoyed going shopping in Manhattan. Actually, she enjoyed it so much that reporters started following her around into shops. She was addicted to most modern clothing at the time, such as gloves, lavish gowns, and cashmere shawls, along with some expensive gems like diamonds and pearls. In fact, […]

“The Tennessee Tailor” Andrew Johnson

Perhaps the most contentious executive to take office upon the death of a president, Andrew Johnson succeeded Abraham Lincoln to become the 17th President. Johnson’s tenure came on the heals of the Civil War and the country was thrust into the period known as Reconstruction. Prior to becoming vice president, Johnson was a major politician […]

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