Mamie Eisenhower’s Evening Gown, 1957 Mamie Eisenhower wore this rose-colored silk damask evening gown for a 1957 state dinner at the British Embassy. Nettie Rosenstein designed the ensemble, which included a matching purse and shoes.
As "the pill" grew in popularity, pharmaceutical manufacturers developed unique packaging to distinguish their product. Syntex Laboratories in Palo Alto, CA produced this Nor-Q.D. brand oral contraceptive packaging, featuring a young woman surrounded by a colorful array of flowers in roughly 1972.
Olive Bender made this quilt for her son and daughter-in-law as a Christmas gift in the 1940s. Popular in the 1920s to 1940s, the “Water Lily” motif was available in kit form or as a paper pattern. Quilt historian, Cuesta Benberry, traced this pattern to the Rainbow Quilt Block Company owned by William Pinch.