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Scandal At the Lincoln Library

Friday, 14 Sep 2012 | 12:00 AM ET

In 2011, James Cornelius, curator of the Abraham Lincoln Museum in Springfield, Illinois, hired Barry Bauman, an art conservator, to restore one of the most famous paintings in the state's collection - a portrait of Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of the nation's 16th president, thought to have been painted in 1864. The restoration reveals a hundred year old scandal that rocks the State Capitol.