First Ladies Gowns

ID: SIA2010-3415 or P65460G or MAH-P65460G

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: c. 1968

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

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Summary

The installation in the National Museum of History and Technology, now the National Museum of American History, of the First Ladies Exhibit shows gowned figures placed in the East Room as it looked during the 20th century. The dresses in this room are those worn by (left to right) Claudia (Lady Bird) Taylor Johnson, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, Mamie Doud Eisenhower, Bess Wallace Truman, Eleanor Roosevelt, Lou Henry Hoover, Grace Goodhue Coolidge, and Florence Kling Harding. The gold Steinway grand piano was given to the White House in 1903.

Author

Unknown

Subject

  • Coolidge, Grace Goodhue 1879-1957
  • Eisenhower, Mamie Doud 1896-
  • Harding, Florence Kling
  • Hoover, Lou Henry
  • Johnson, Lady Bird 1912-
  • Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy 1929-1994
  • Roosevelt, Eleanor 1884-1962
  • Truman, Bess Wallace
  • National Collections
  • National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)
  • 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

c. 1968

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

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

Place

United States

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Exhibit

ID Number

SIA2010-3415 or P65460G or MAH-P65460G

Physical description

Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 5w x 4h; Type of Image: Exhibit; Medium: Photographic print

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