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    Ida McKinley crocheted slippers for charity, these were made for a "Puritan Fair"

    • Marie LaPlant

      Ida McKinley crocheted thousands of these of slippers for charity. She crocheted this pair for a “Puritan Fair” at the First Congregational Church in Springfield, Massachusetts.

    • Julia Dalton

      Crocheted slippers made by First Lady Ida McKinley for a charity "Puritan Fair" at the First Congregational Church in Springfield, Massachusetts, c. 1890's.

    • Pat Swinicki

      Ida McKinley crocheted slippers for charity, these were made for a "Puritan Fair"

    • Sarah Mayne

      Ida McKinley, first lady, crochet slippers made for charity. At the Smithsonian

    • Keri Manning

      Slippers crocheted for charity by Ida McKinley, 1890s

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    This is a pair of children's slippers from the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum's collection that was crocheted by Ida McKinley. Of the estimated 4000 pairs she made, the museum has 10 pairs in its collection (plus a single slipper that lost its mate before it was donated to us!). We would love to know how many other pairs of her slippers are out there!

    Dressing a first lady mannequin, Arts and Industries Building, 1915 Cassie Julian-James (left) and Rose Gouverneur Hoes (right), founders of the Smithsonian's First Ladies Collection, dress a mannequin in a gown worn by Louisa Catherine Adams, wife of President John Quincy Adams. Part of the National Museum's historic costume exhibition, the mannequin, trimmed with a pair of white satin slippers, was displayed inside a glass case with another mannequin represe

    Abigail Adams Yellow Slippers

    Helen Taft, first lady, Chinese robe At the Smithsonian

    Frances Cleveland, first lady, dress. At the Smithsonian

    Sarah Polk, first lady, 1840s dress. At the Smithsonian

    Kid slippers, c. 1830 | Flickr - marked 1830, but very similar to earlier styles, especially Abigail Adam's early 19th c. slippers

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    Helen Taft, first lady, in inaugural ball gown 1909. At the Smithsonian

    Grace Coolidge, first lady, dress At the Smithsonian

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    Edith Wilson, first lady, hat worn while volunteering with the Red Cross during WW1. At the Smithsonian

    an Ida McKinley dress

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