First Ladies Gowns Exhibited in Arts & Industries

ID: 43539-A or MAH-43539A

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1955

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 42, Folder: 17

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One of the rooms in the First Ladies Exhibit reinstalled in the West North Range of the Arts and Industries Building on May 24, 1955, in period decorated rooms, showing figures with the gowns worn by Dolley Madison, Martha Jefferson Randolph, Martha Washington, and Abigail Adams.


  • Adams, Abigail 1744-1818
  • Randolph, Martha Jefferson 1772-1836
  • Washington, Martha 1731-1802
  • Madison, Dolley 1768-1849
  • Arts and Industries Building
  • Exhibits Modernization Program United States National Museum
  • First Ladies Hall
  • United States National Museum
  • National Collections


Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 42, Folder: 17

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,



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  • Women
  • Artifacts
  • Mannequins (figures)
  • Costume
  • Clothing and dress
  • Exhibitions
  • Gifts
  • First Ladies Gowns
  • History
  • Museum mannequins
  • Presidents
  • Costumes
  • Presidents' spouses
  • Women--History


United States


  • Photographic print
  • Exhibit

ID Number

43539-A or MAH-43539A

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Exhibit; Medium: Photographic print

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