Postcard of a Dress of Martha Washington

ID: SIA2013-07223 (front) and SIA2013-07224 (back)

Creator: Curt Teich & Co

Form/Genre: Postcard

Date: 1934

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 45, Folder: 24

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Summary

Postcard of a dress of Martha Washington, wife of President George Washington, at the U.S. National Museum, now the Arts and Industries Building. It was part of the Collection of Period Costumes exhibit in the Arts and Industries Building and is now part of the First Ladies collection at the National Museum of American History. A mannequin is sitting in a chair wearing the dress, which appears pink in color, wrapped in a yellow shawl. The message side is unused. The front of the postcard has white edging.

Author

Curt Teich & Co

Subject

  • Washington, Martha 1731-1802
  • United States National Museum
  • First Ladies Hall
  • First Ladies Exhibit

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

  • Martha Washington was the wife of President George Washington.
  • See Neg. 91-3682 for a description of her dress.
  • The postcard is numbered #4A-H2186. Genuine Cureich-Chicago "C.T. Photo-Colorit." Curt Otto Teich (1877-1974), a German immigrant, founded Curt Teich & Co., which was a postcard printing company that operated from 1898 to 1978. The company specialized in view and advertising postcards, and was the largest volume printer of this type in the world from the 1920s to the 1940s. C.T. Photo-Colorit was a printing process used by Curt Teich & Co.
  • For another version of this postcard, see Negatives SIA2013-06655 and SIA2013-06656.
  • For a postcard with the image in grayscale, produced by The Albertype Company, see Negatives SIA2013-07793 and SIA2013-07794.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 45, Folder: 24

Contact information

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

Date

1934

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Postcard
  • Clothing and dress
  • Exhibitions
  • Museums
  • First Ladies Gowns
  • Presidents
  • Museum exhibits
  • Presidents' spouses

Place

United States

Form/Genre

  • Postcard
  • Linen

ID Number

SIA2013-07223 (front) and SIA2013-07224 (back)

Physical description

Number of Images: 2; Color: Color; Size: 2.5w x 5.5h; Type of Image: Postcard; Medium: Linen

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