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19 Gorgeous Inauguration Gowns From Famous First Ladies

Michelle Obama wasn’t the first first lady to rock an amazing inaugural gown. The Smithsonian Museum of American History has an amazing collection, showcasing the amazing gowns that our first ladies have sported for over 100 years.

1. Martha Washington

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2. Barbara Bush

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3. Betty Ford

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4. Betty Ford (close-up)

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5. Rosalynn Carter

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6. Frances Folsom Cleveland

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7. Hillary Rodham Clinton

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8. Grace Coolidge

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9. Dolley Madison

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10. Edith Roosevelt

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11. Eleanor Roosevelt

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12. Lucy Webb Hayes

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13. Lou Henry Hoover

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14. Claudia Alta “Lady Bird” Taylor Johnson

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15. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’ First State Dinner Gown

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16. Laura Bush

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17. Mary Todd Lincoln

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18. Thelma Catherine “Pat” Ryan Nixon

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19. Helen Herron Taft

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Via americanhistory.si.edu

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