Title Profile & Character Information

Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker

Annotation
In Washington, DC, freedwoman Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley becomes the personal modiste (and confidante) of First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln. Chiaverini departs from her popular "Elm Creek Quilt" series to tell the story.

Characters
NameLincoln, Mary Todd
GenderFemale
OccupationFirst Lady
TraitsMarried
Mother

NameKeckley, Elizabeth "Lizzie"
GenderFemale
OccupationSeamstress
TraitsAfrican American
Mother
Freed slave

GenreFiction
Historical
TopicsFemale friendship
Lincoln, Abraham
Lincoln, Mary Todd
Dressmakers
First ladies
Loss
Assassinations
African American women
Freed slaves
SettingWashington, D.C.