Los Angeles Times

New-York Historical Society

This silver tea service was owned by Mary Todd Lincoln. The New-York Historical Society in Manhattan opened two exhibitions. One exhibition, "First Ladies of New York and the Nation," celebrates Jacqueline Kennedy and Eleanor Roosevelt. The scecond: "First Ladies: Political Role and Public Image," a Smithsonian traveling exhibition of the achievements and contributions made by First Ladies throughout history. Newsday Photo/Julia Gaines