White House Entertaining (page 2 of 4)

The First Ladies at the Smithsonian

White House Entertaining (page 2 of 4)

Hayes oyster plate

Game plate and oyster plate from the Hayes state china service. Lucy Hayes worked with artist Theodore Davis to design a service using images of American flora and fauna.
 

Blank Hayes invitation

Blank dinner invitations like this one were used during the Hayes administration.
This ribbon place card marked Caroline Harrison’s seat at an 1891 White House dinner.

Hayes game plate

Harrison plate

Caroline Harrison, an accomplished china painter, helped design state china decorated with images of goldenrod and corn native to the Harrisons’ home state of Indiana.
 
This ribbon place card marked Caroline Harrison’s seat at an 1891 White House dinner.