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Scandal At the Lincoln Library

12:00 AM ET Fri, 14 Sept 2012

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.