Cleveland cream velvet bonnet
Frances Cleveland’s velvet bonnet
Garfield lace cap
Lucretia Garfield’s lace cap
Julia Grant’s Evening Gown
Julia Grant wore this white silk damask evening gown in the early 1870s. According to the Grant family, the rose-patterned fabric was a gift from the emperor of China. The underskirt is a prop.
Edith Wilson black hat w/ feathers
Edith Wilson’s black velvet hat
Helen Taft’s Embroidered Chinese Robe
Helen Taft’s green satin Manchu-style coat is embroidered with spring and summer symbols of goldfish and lotus flowers, but is lined with fleece. The fur trim is not typical of the Chinese style and was probably added as a custom order.