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    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. Smithsonian National Museum of American History.

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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.

First Lady 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.

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.

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.

Sarah Polk’s silk dress from 1840 (remade into an evening gown in the 1880s):

YELLOW SILK BROCADE BALLGOWN, 1840s. Ivory satin brocaded flowers & trailing ribbons & bows in vertical stripe pattern, long V-front fan-pleated waist, piped, short sleeves, leno weave buckram skirt lining & glazed cotton hem facing.

Red-gold silk brocade evening dress with black lace trim, American or European, ca. 1842.

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.

late 40s evening gown...

Metropolitan Museum of Art c. 1840