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Helen Herron Taft Starts First Ladies Gown Collection

 

Helen Herron Taft Starts First Ladies Gown Collection

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Year: 
1912
Month: 
march
Day: 
11
Date: 
Mon, 1912-03-11
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Marking the beginning of the First Ladies Gowns Collection, the gown worn by Mrs. Helen Herron Taft at the Inaugural Ball of President William H. Taft on March 4, 1909, is accessioned by the U.S. National Museum. Mrs. Taft then solicits additional dresses from the descendants of earlier First Ladies.