Lincoln, Abraham. Samples of Hair Strands Attributed to Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln. Forbes Collection. Matted display including encased strands of hair originating from Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln, as traditionally attested to in accounts that the hair was given to Caroline Wright, wife of Joseph A. Wright, the governor of Indiana, by Lincoln himself. The hair passed through the Wright family until they were sold along with other Lincolniana items at Christie’s as part of the Forbes Collection (1992). 11 x 14”.