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President James Polk and family with former First Lady Dolley Madison and future president James Buchanan, c.1849

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Mary Todd Lincoln's Dress, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, Springfield, IL

Mary Todd Lincoln's Dress, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, Springfield, IL

Harry S. and Bess Truman On June 28, 1919, 35 year old Harry S. Truman married 34 year old Bess Wallace, ending a nine year courtship. The bridesmaid on the left is Louise Wells and on the right is Helen Wallace. In the back row are the best man, Ted Marks, and Bess's brother Frank, who gave her away.

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Dolley Madison’s Silk Gown, 1810s Dolley Madison’s silk satin open robe is hand-embroidered with flowers, butterflies, dragonflies, and phoenixes. It is typical of the style of the late 1810s.

Dolley Madison’s Silk Gown, 1810s

Dolley Madison’s silk satin open robe is hand-embroidered with flowers, butterflies, dragonflies, and phoenixes. It is typical of the style of the late 1810s. Learn more about the "First Ladies at the Smithsonian" by visiting the exhibition online or in person.

First Lady Sarah Polk first wore this light-blue brocaded silk dress woven with a design of poinsettias in the late 1840s. It was remade as an evening gown, probably for her niece, in the 1880s.

Sarah Polk’s Silk Dress, 1840s

Sarah Polk first wore this light-blue brocaded silk dress woven with a design of poinsettias in the late 1840s. It was remade as an evening gown, probably for her niece, in the 1880s. Learn more about the "First Ladies at the Smithsonian" by visiting the exhibition online or in person.

President Warren G and First Lady Florence Harding (29th). President Harding did not finish his term as he died from a heart attack.

Warren G. Harding

President Warren G and First Lady Florence Harding (29th). President Harding did not finish his term as he died from a heart attack.

October 5, 1990: Princess Diana had coffee with the President's wife, Barbara Bush, at the White House. President George Bush joined them for 15 minutes of the 35-minute meeting and praised Diana for her work with young AIDS victims. After her visit to the White House, Diana, spent the last hours of her trip to Washington DC at Grandma's House, an inner-city home for children with AIDS. Credit: AP Photo/Bob Daugherty

October 5, 1990: Princess Diana had coffee with the President's wife, Barbara Bush, at the White House. President George Bush joined them for 15 minutes of the 35-minute meeting and praised Diana for her work with young AIDS victims. After her visit to the White House, Diana, spent the last hours of her trip to Washington DC at Grandma's House, an inner-city home for children with AIDS. Credit: AP Photo/Bob Daugherty

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Florence Mabel Kling "Flossie" Harding (previously DeWolfe; August 15, 1860 in Marion, Ohio – November 21, 1924), wife of President Warren G. Harding, was the First Lady of the United States from 1921 to 1923

Florence Mabel Kling "Flossie" Harding (previously DeWolfe; August 15, 1860 in Marion, Ohio – November 21, 1924), wife of President Warren G. Harding, was the First Lady of the United States from 1921 to 1923

First Lady Betty Ford. Portrait painted by Everett Raymond Kinstler.

Portrait Gallery Highlights - Kinstler

J.C. Leyendecker is my favorite commercial illustrator of all time. John Singer Sargent is my favorite fine art oil painter ever. Both of them belong to history now, even though their work lives on as a testament to their greatness. Of the many living masters of the present day whose work I love to look at is the acclaimed portrait artist Everett Raymond Kinstler. One of many portraits by Everett Raymond Kinstler in the National Portrait Gallery. Kinstler is the John Singer Sargent of…

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