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Abraham Lincoln Presidential Dinner Service, 1861

E.V. Haughwout and Company1861/1865

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford

First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln made great efforts to provide fashionable and impressive dining experiences at the White House. She bought huge quantities of specially designed Haviland china in 1861, and added to the service when Lincoln was re-elected. The china blanks were made in France and decorated in New York. Later, the china was determined to be outdated and was sold.

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  • Title: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Dinner Service, 1861
  • Creator: E.V. Haughwout and Company
  • Date Created: 1861/1865
  • Location: France, United States, New York, New York, United States, District of Columbia, Washington
  • Subject Keywords: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865, Lincoln, Mary Todd, 1818-1882, Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875, White House (Washington, D.C.), Food service, United States presidents, Eating & drinking, Dinner services, Bowls (Vessels), Coffee cups, Compotes, Dinner plates, Eggcups, Pitchers (Vessels), Plates (Dishes), Platters, Saucers (Plates), Sugar bowls, Tableware, Teacups
  • Type: Objects
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: Digital Collections
  • Object Name: Dinner service
  • Object ID: 30.1107.1
  • Image ID: THF61306
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

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