Greetings Suydam Family:
I own a framed print from the period of the American Civil War which is self-titled, "A Council of War In ’61”, and depicts A. Lincoln meeting with his principal military and political leaders in Washington D.C. at the beginning of the war. I purchased this print from a shop in Santa Barbara, CA perhaps 25 years ago.
On the reverse of the framed print, there is a small, hand-written label that reads as follows:
Lincoln and his Cabinet
Dated 1866. Picture of du-
cetta Gordon Suydain. Shipped from T arming lou (not fully legible)
Ill. to California in Spring
Is this your ancestor's wife? Interesting...
I found you with a Google search.