First Ladies

American History: The First Ladies of the United States, Classroom Poster. More classrooms should have this I do think!

Queen Elizabeth II and Jackie Kennedy

Queen Elizabeth II and Jackie Kennedy. Pretty smile from Queen Elizabeth II and Jackie Kennedy.

Thomas "Tad" Lincoln (1853-1871).  Son of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln. The nickname "Tad" was given to him by his father who found Thomas "as wriggly as a tadpole" when he was a baby. He died of heart failure at age 18.

Thomas Lincoln ("Tad") was the fourth and last child of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln.

Edward Baker Lincoln, second son of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln, was born March 10, 1846.  In December of 1849 Eddie became quite ill with what was thought to be diphtheria and passed away on February 1, 1850. He wasn't even four years old. Eddie was an affectionate and deeply loved little boy. His loss left permanent scars in the hearts of his loving parents.

Edward Baker "Eddie" Lincoln (March 1846 – February was the second son of Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln. He was named after Lincoln's friend Edward Dickinson Baker. His mother spelled his name "Eddie," while his father spelled it "Eddy.

Worn by Harriet Lane, niece of President James Buchanan who acted as his First Lady for her bachelor Uncle. Fashion Exhibit Mint Museum RAND...

Gown worn by Harriet Lane, niece of President James Buchanan who acted as his First Lady for her bachelor Uncle. Via Fashion Exhibit at Mint Museum.

Harry and Bess Truman Wedding Party  june 28, 1919

Harry and Bess Truman Wedding Party. At the war's conclusion, Truman was mustered out as a captain; he returned to Independence, and married Bess Wallace on June The couple had one child, Mary Margaret.

Grace Coolidge’s Lace Dress. Brown chiffon and lace flapper-style dress trimmed with metallic thread and a brown velvet bow. Grace Coolidge gave the dress to her White House maid, Maggie Rogers. It was likely shortened to be worn by Maggie’s daughter Lillian.

Brown chiffon and lace flapper-style dress trimmed with metallic thread and a brown velvet bow. Grace Coolidge gave the dress to her White House maid, Maggie Rogers. It was likely shortened to be worn by Maggie’s daughter Lillian.

Robert Todd Lincoln, son of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln. He was an American lawyer and Secretary of War from 1881-1885.

Robert Todd Lincoln, son of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln. He was an American lawyer and Secretary of War from Out of the four Lincoln sons, he is the only one to survive to adulthood.

Grace Coolidge’s Evening Gown

Grace Coolidge’s Evening Gown Blue satin flapper-style evening gown trimmed with dark-blue sequins and gold glass beads. Grace Coolidge gave the dress to her White House maid, Maggie Rogers. It was likely shortened to be worn by Maggie’s daughter Lillian.

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