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Dress: 1840's, brocaded silk with design of poinsettias. Worn by Sarah Polk. "It was remade as an evening gown, probably for her niece, in the 1880s." Housed in the "First Ladies at the Smithsonian" Gallery (expanded and re-opened 11/19/2011) of the National Museum of American History.
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.