First Ladies’ Activities (page 2 of 4)

The First Ladies at the Smithsonian

First Ladies’ Activities (page 2 of 4)

Louisa Catherine Adams harp

This music stand and standing harp belonged to Louisa Catherine Adams, a gifted musician.
 

Martha Washington sewing case, textile (folded)

This silk brocade needle case belonged to Martha Washington. 

Ida McKinley slippers

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

Louisa Catherine Adams music stand

Martha Washington sewing case, textile (unfolded)

Small painting by Ellen Wilson

A talented artist, Ellen Wilson painted this View of Cornish, New Hampshire in 1913.