Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley

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Portrait of Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley - the dressmaker to Mrs. Abraham Lincoln. Born into slavery in 1818, in November 1855 she purchased her and her son's freedom in St. Louis Missouri.

She later moved to Washington D.C. where she began a dressmaking business employing 20 seamstresses who provided fashion to the wives of elite politicians including Varina Davis (wife of Jefferson Davis), Mary Anna Custis Lee (wife of Robert E. Lee) and of course the First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln.
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Feb 1818 - May 26, 1907 1818 - 1907
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Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley, dressmaker to Mrs. Abraham Lincoln, previously purchased her freedom from enslavement as well as her son's. What an amazing, powerful woman.
Nov 06, 2020 · Reply
Gary Birch
Looks like a man to me lol. Tell me it doesn't look like one
Nov 06, 2020 · Reply
Andrea Cooper Lehman
Not surprising to see you're single. You're an a**.
Nov 06, 2020 ·
Andrea Snedden
She is one of those faces that both sides r differenent, in this pic anyways. Kind of like yin yang-male female, which we all are comprised of, and perhaps she favors the male side(left side of her face in this pic) aka her dad. But she isn't wearing all the eye makeup u see today so that is a factor also. But, she looks female. Cover one side of her face and look at it, then do it to the other side and you'll see what i mean. I learned of this in art class.
Nov 06, 2020 ·
Diane Marie
Gary Birch It’s a pitiful soul who tears women down for amusement...
Nov 09, 2020 ·
Andrea Cooper Lehman
Read her book. It's fascinating.
Nov 06, 2020 · Reply
Teresa Summerford
Andrea Cooper Lehman So did l. Very good.
Nov 06, 2020 ·
Sue Shelton
Imagine having to buy your freedom. 😥
Nov 06, 2020 · Reply
Annie Sweeney
Read the bio of her great book
Nov 06, 2020 · Reply
Trish Wolford
She is beautiful
Nov 06, 2020 · Reply
Laney Briggs
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She's fascinating. What a courageous woman.
Nov 06, 2020 · Reply
Marty Neely
So interesting to read about her.
Nov 06, 2020 · Reply
Betty Winters Martinez
She is beautiful
Nov 06, 2020 · Reply
Kellie LaPier
Shes very beautiful.
Nov 06, 2020 · Reply
Mary Swanson
Ive read her autobiography- it’s fascinating. Mary Lincoln was so attached to her.
Nov 06, 2020 · Reply
Mildred Richards
Black history!
Nov 06, 2020 · Reply
Mary Susan Reid-Daniels
She was amazing!
Nov 06, 2020 · Reply
Nan York
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OK, NOW I have to get a copy of her book!
Nov 06, 2020 · Reply
Sharon Thomas
Beautiful lady
Nov 06, 2020 · Reply
Marion LeBleu
A truly wonderful woman!
Nov 06, 2020 · Reply
Linda Kowalko Rohs
Look at her eyes. She is a gorgeous woman.
Nov 06, 2020 · Reply
Judi Stewart
I am Woman hear me Roar!!
Nov 06, 2020 · Reply
Cindy Lee Swyers
She was an incredible lady! I have read lots of books and articles about her.
Nov 06, 2020 · Reply
Susan Jacobsen
Very striking woman..😘
Nov 06, 2020 · Reply
Bonnie Peery
I just ordered her Autobiography!
Nov 07, 2020 · Reply
Mary Lou Atkinson Townsend
I have her book. It is titled "Behind the Scenes in the Lincoln White House: Memoirs of an African-American Seamstress." Great read.
Nov 07, 2020 · Reply
Anna Gardner
What an interesting and beautiful face. I will have to read her book.
Nov 07, 2020 · Reply
Marci Sturgis
I’ve read about her and her son
Nov 07, 2020 · Reply
Doris Krueger Buchmann
I have several books, they never mentioned her in school.
Nov 08, 2020 · Reply
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