First Ladies’ Activities (page 3 of 4)

The First Ladies at the Smithsonian

First Ladies’ Activities (page 3 of 4)

Perfume House presented to Julia Grant

Julia Grant received this silver perfume house from the maharaja of Deccan in 1877 during the Grants’ post-presidency world tour.

Edith Wilson Lalique presentation box

This glass box designed by René Lalique held a brooch presented to Edith Wilson in 1919, when she traveled to Paris after World War I for the signing of the Treaty of Versailles.
 

Christmas cards designed by Jackie Kennedy

Jacqueline Kennedy designed these Christmas cards, which were sold to raise funds for the future John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Edith Wilson Red Cross hat

Edith Wilson wore this hat while volunteering for the Red Cross during World War I.