National Geographic : 1931 Nov
l iNtLiU11di kuoglapun1c JouCIly Natural Color Photographs by Charles Martin DRESSES ONCE WORN BY "FIRST LADIES" OF THE LAND NOW CONSTITUTE A COSTUME HALL OF FAME At the left one of Mrs. George Washington's gowns (1789-97) adorns a comely plaster figure in theNational Museum. The group atthe right includes Dolly Madison (book in hand), who was famed for her wit and charm; Eliza Kortright Monroe, and Maria Hester Monroe (rear), daughter of the President and first White House bride. The features on all the figures are the same, to escape the problem of attempting artistic plaster likenesses. The hair arrangements are different, however, being designed to represent the coiffures of the respective periods.