Lady Bird Johnson Visits First Ladies Hall

ID: MAH50700

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: November 15, 1962

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 58, Folder: 12

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Mrs. Lyndon (Lady Bird) Johnson visits the First Ladies Hall in the Arts and Industries Building with Secretary Leonard Carmichael, November 15, 1962. The visit is the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the collection of First Ladies Gowns and the addition of the Inaugural Ball gown of Mrs. John Fitzgerald (Jacqueline Bouvier) Kennedy. In the background from left to right are mannequins dressed in gowns of Mamie Eisenhower, Bess Truman, and a partially visible Eleanor Roosevelt. The mannequins have been placed in a setting designed as a room in the White House with a fireplace and a chandelier.


  • Carmichael, Leonard 1898-1973
  • Eisenhower, Mamie Doud 1896-
  • Johnson, Lady Bird 1912-
  • Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy 1929-1994
  • Roosevelt, Eleanor 1884-1962
  • Truman, Bess Wallace
  • Arts and Industries Building
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)
  • United States National Museum
  • National Collections
  • First Ladies Exhibit


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 58, Folder: 12

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November 15, 1962

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  • Women
  • Secretaries
  • Clothing and dress
  • Museums
  • History
  • Artifacts
  • Mannequins (figures)
  • Costume
  • Exhibitions
  • First Ladies Gowns
  • Chandeliers
  • Museum mannequins
  • Presidents
  • Special events
  • Fireplace
  • Costumes
  • Museum visitors
  • Presidents' spouses
  • Women--History


United States


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

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