First ladies

Former First Ladies Nancy Reagan, Lady Bird Johnson, Rosalynn Carter, Betty Ford, Barbara Bush, and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton at the National Garden Gala, A Tribute to America's First Ladies, May 11, 1994. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, absent due to illness, died a week after this photograph was taken.

Former First Ladies Nancy Reagan, Lady Bird Johnson, Rosalynn Carter, Betty Ford, Barbara Bush, and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton at the National Garden Gala, A Tribute to America's First Ladies, May 11, 1994. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, absent due to illness, died a week after this photograph was taken.

These are all of the First Ladies of America.

These are all of the First Ladies of America.

First Ladies' Dresses at the Smithsonian. I saw this and spent a ridiculous amount of time looking! How the First Ladies dresses have evolved with First Lady Obama...

First Ladies' Dresses at the Smithsonian. I saw this and spent a ridiculous amount of time looking! How the First Ladies dresses have evolved with First Lady Obama...

Former First Ladies Edith Wilson, Eleanor Roosevelt and Bess Truman headlined a 1950s Democratic Party fundraiser.

Former First Ladies Edith Wilson, Eleanor Roosevelt and Bess Truman headlined a 1950s Democratic Party fundraiser.

Laura Welch Bush: One of America’s Most Popular First Ladies

Laura Welch Bush: One of America's Most Popular First Ladies

Laura Welch Bush: One of America’s Most Popular First Ladies

Former First Ladies (left to right) Rosalynn Carter, Hillary Clinton and Barbara Bush with then-First Lady Laura Bush at the dedication of the Clinton presidential library in 2004.

Former First Ladies (left to right) Rosalynn Carter, Hillary Clinton and Barbara Bush with then-First Lady Laura Bush at the dedication of the Clinton presidential library in 2004.

Letitia Christian Tyler, wife of John Tyler, 10th president, died while he was in office.  She had suffered a stroke prior to his presidency but was able to conduct business from her bedroom suite.  She was a first lady for about one and a half years.

Letitia Christian Tyler, wife of John Tyler, 10th president, died while he was in office. She had suffered a stroke prior to his presidency but was able to conduct business from her bedroom suite. She was a first lady for about one and a half years.

First Lady Hillary Clinton, photographed by Arthur Elgort, Vogue, August 1989  ~Repinned Via Bruce Tomaso

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First Lady Hillary Clinton, photographed by Arthur Elgort, Vogue, August 1989 ~Repinned Via Bruce Tomaso

Jane Appleton Pierce (1806-1863), the wife of President Pierce in mourning for her 12-year-old son who died two months before Pierce's inauguration as president in 1853.

Jane Appleton Pierce (1806-1863), the wife of President Pierce in mourning for her 12-year-old son who died two months before Pierce's inauguration as president in 1853.

Ellen Wilson, 1860-1914 ~“I am naturally the most unambitious of women and life in the White house has no attractions for me.”~~Woodrow Wilson’s first wife was the only professional artist to become first lady. After her death in the White House, her husband married Edith Wilson, a direct descendant of American Indian princess Pocahontas.

Ellen Wilson, 1860-1914 ~“I am naturally the most unambitious of women and life in the White house has no attractions for me.”~~Woodrow Wilson’s first wife was the only professional artist to become first lady. After her death in the White House, her husband married Edith Wilson, a direct descendant of American Indian princess Pocahontas.

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