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Deep blue silk and satin striped long-sleeved day dress with quilted silk lining, attributed to the shop of Paris couturière Oudot Manoury. In her 1847 invoice, Mme Manoury described the gown as a “robe de chambre à la Pompadour,” the French term for a dressy house coat or dressing gown. The traditional Pompadour form is defined by the open skirt edged with ribbon and the bows on the sleeves and skirt. Unlike the French upper class, American women did not ceremoniously receive guests in…

fripperiesandfobs: “ Day dress of Sarah Polk, 1847 From the James K. Polk Ancestral Home via the White House Historical Association ”

From "Sarah Polk, First Lady of Style" exhibit; Columbia, TN. The exhibit states "In 1847, she ordered the cream silk satin with silk lace ball gown from Madame Oudot Manoury, one of the most fashionable couturiers in Paris, France."

From "Sarah Polk, First Lady of Style" exhibit; The exhibit states "In she ordered the cream silk satin with silk lace ball gown from Madame Oudot Manoury, one of the most fashionable couturiers in Paris, France.

President Gerald Ford and First Lady Betty Ford in Front of the Blue Room Christmas Tree, December, 1974

President Gerald Ford and First Lady Betty Ford in Front of the Blue Room Christmas Tree December, 1974 from The Gerald Ford Presidential Library

White House Portrait of the beautiful first lady, Laura Bush

First Lady Laura Welch Bush Official Portrait (Mama Bunny has been added to the Racist "Unsolicited" comments from Trump Cult Voters)

Did you know Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter started the tradition of walking the parade route to the White House on Inauguration Day? (photo: The Carter Library)

Did you know Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter started the tradition of walking the parade route to the White House on Inauguration Day? (photo: The Carter Library) Happy President's Day!

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