First Ladies Gowns

ID: SIA2010-3412 or 72-7078-CN

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1972

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

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In the National Museum of History and Technology, now the National Museum of American History, the First Ladies Exhibit shows gowned figures placed in a period decorated East Room of the White House. They are from left to right: Florence Kling Harding, Grace Goodhue Coolidge, Lou Henry Hoover, Eleanor Roosevelt, Bess Wallace Truman, Mamie Doud Eisenhower, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, Claudia (Lady Bird) Taylor Johnson, and Patricia Nixon.


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


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An earlier picture reflects a different arrangement of the mannequins.

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

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SIA2010-3412 or 72-7078-CN

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

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