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Ladies of the White House

Creator:
Thos. H. Devereaux & Co.
Location:
Illinois, Chicago
Origin Date:
1903
Materials:
paper, watercolor
Measurements:
overall: 18 in x 24 in
Item ID:
71.2009.081.0596
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Fine Art

Description

This composite portrait print features the first ladies of the White House spanning from Martha Washington to Edith Roosevelt (1789-1903). The women are presented in presidential administration chronological order from left to right, sitting and standing in two rows. They are depicted in a large room which features a window in the center background through which the Capitol Building is visible. The dress and hairstyle of each woman is reflective of the fashion of her time. The names of the women are printed along the bottom edge of the image. The title "Ladies of the White House" is printed in the bottom margin. Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum