First Ladies Gowns Exhibited in National Museum of American History

ID: SIA2010-3411 or MAH-P65460E or P-65460-E

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: post-1964

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 285, Box 20, Folder: 3

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Summary

The post-1964 installation in the National Museum of History and Technology, now the National Museum of American History, of the First Ladies Exhibit shows mannequins placed in a reception room as it might have looked in the White House during the administration of President Van Buren. The dresses shown are those that were worn by (left to right) Julia Gardiner Tyler, Jane Irwin Findlay (daughter-in-law of William Henry Harrison), Angelica Van Buren, Emily Danelson (Mrs. Jackson's niece), and Sarah Yorke Jackson (daughter-in-law of Andrew Jackson whose wife died shortly before he was inaugurated). Persian carpet on the floor was a gift from the Sultan of Muscat (now Oman) to President Martin Van Buren in 1840.

Subject

  • Danelson, Emily
  • Findlay, Jane Irwin
  • Jackson, Sarah Yorke
  • Tyler, Julia Gardiner
  • National Collections
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)
  • National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)
  • First Ladies Exhibit

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 285, Box 20, Folder: 3

Contact information

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

Date

post-1964

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

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

Place

United States

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Exhibit

ID Number

SIA2010-3411 or MAH-P65460E or P-65460-E

Physical description

Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Exhibit; Medium: Photographic print

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