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Legacies: Collecting America's History at the Smithsonian, by Steven Lubar and Kathleen M. Kendrick
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Dressing a first lady mannequin, Arts and Industries Building, 1915Dressing a first lady mannequin, Arts and Industries Building, 1915

Cassie Julian-James (left) and Rose Gouverneur Hoes (right), founders of the Smithsonian's First Ladies Collection, dress a mannequin in a gown worn by Louisa Catherine Adams, wife of President John Quincy Adams. Part of the National Museum's historic costume exhibition, the mannequin, trimmed with a pair of white satin slippers, was displayed inside a glass case with another mannequin representing Abigail Adams.

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