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Barry Bauman'69 uncovers fraud

February 15, 2012

For 32 years, a portrait of a serene Mary Todd Lincoln hung in the governor’s mansion in Springfield, Ill., signed by Francis Bicknell Carpenter, a celebrated painter who lived at the White House for six months in 1864. Now it turns out that both the portrait and the touching tale accompanying it are false, and Beloit's Barry Bauman'69 uncovered the fraud.

Read the full story from The NY Times.