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Special First Lady Exhibition at Natl Portrait Gallery in DC

Eleanor Roosevelt, Bernard Tadeaux Frydrysiak, 1946; at her wedding, Eleanor was given away by her uncle Teddy who was president at the time; in 1933, she flew with Amelia Earhart from DC to Baltimore

Eleanor Roosevelt, Bernard Tadeaux Frydrysiak, 1946; at her wedding, Eleanor was given away by her uncle Teddy who was president at the time; in 1933, she flew with Amelia Earhart from DC to Baltimore

Michelle Obama, Amy Sherald, 2018; Sherald and Kehinde Wiley, the painter of Barack Obama's portrait, were the first African-American artists to make official presidential portraits at the National Portrait Gallery

Michelle Obama, Amy Sherald, 2018; Sherald and Kehinde Wiley, the painter of Barack Obama's portrait, were the first African-American artists to make official presidential portraits at the National Portrait Gallery

Dolley Madison, William Elwell, 1848; this first lady was naturally vivacious and outgoing and even served as honorary hostess for President Jefferson; she grew up less than a mile from where I did!

Dolley Madison, William Elwell, 1848; this first lady was naturally vivacious and outgoing and even served as honorary hostess for President Jefferson; she grew up less than a mile from where I did!

Hillary Rodham Clinton, Ginny Stanford, 2006; in 1969, she graduated from Wellesley with high honors in political science and appeared in Life magazine after being the first-ever student to give a commencement speech in the history of the college

Hillary Rodham Clinton, Ginny Stanford, 2006; in 1969, she graduated from Wellesley with high honors in political science and appeared in Life magazine after being the first-ever student to give a commencement speech in the history of the college

Eliza Johnson, unidentified photographer, 1865; this is one unhappy-looking First Lady!; I'm not sure if it's because she got married at 16 or due to her chronic tuberculosis which kept her inside the White House most of the time

Eliza Johnson, unidentified photographer, 1865; this is one unhappy-looking First Lady!; I'm not sure if it's because she got married at 16 or due to her chronic tuberculosis which kept her inside the White House most of the time

Rosalynn Carter, Robert Templeton, 1976; in order to remain fully informed, she took the unusual step to sit in on Cabinet meetings at the invitation of the president; the Carters have 4 children with the first when Rosalynn was 20 and Amy when she was 40

Rosalynn Carter, Robert Templeton, 1976; in order to remain fully informed, she took the unusual step to sit in on Cabinet meetings at the invitation of the president; the Carters have 4 children with the first when Rosalynn was 20 and Amy when she was 40

Laura Bush, Aleksander Titovets, 2008; an advocate for childhood literacy and school libraries, Bush looks terrific in this portrait by a Siberian-born, Texas-based artist

Laura Bush, Aleksander Titovets, 2008; an advocate for childhood literacy and school libraries, Bush looks terrific in this portrait by a Siberian-born, Texas-based artist

Barbara Bush, Chas Fagan, 2005; following Abigail Adams, Bush was only the second woman to have been the wife of one president and the mother of another

Barbara Bush, Chas Fagan, 2005; following Abigail Adams, Bush was only the second woman to have been the wife of one president and the mother of another

Melania Trump, Regine Mahaux-Van Wassenhove, 2017; only the second first lady to have been born outside the US (Louisa Adams), Trump's arms crossed pose says don't approach me to body language experts

Melania Trump, Regine Mahaux-Van Wassenhove, 2017; only the second first lady to have been born outside the US (Louisa Adams), Trump's arms crossed pose says don't approach me to body language experts

Martha Washington, Rembrandt Peale, 1853; the first lady was only 5 ft tall and she outlived each of her four children; George owned 123 slaves when he died and Martha freed all of them a year after George died

Martha Washington, Rembrandt Peale, 1853; the first lady was only 5 ft tall and she outlived each of her four children; George owned 123 slaves when he died and Martha freed all of them a year after George died

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