- White House Entertaining -- This gilt-and-brass basket, part of a table plateau or centerpiece, is believed to have belonged to Louisa Catherine Adams.

- White House Entertaining -- This gilt-and-brass basket, part of a table plateau or centerpiece, is believed to have belonged to Louisa Catherine Adams.

This design of Hillary Clinton's state china service commemorated the 200th anniversary of the White House....White House Entertaining National Museum of American History

This design of Hillary Clinton's state china service commemorated the 200th anniversary of the White House....White House Entertaining National Museum of American History

The Truman state china was banded in celacion green to match the walls of the state dining room.  The service was designed and manufactured by Lenox.  White House Entertaining  National Museum of American History

The Truman state china was banded in celacion green to match the walls of the state dining room. The service was designed and manufactured by Lenox. White House Entertaining National Museum of American History

Cake basket - Knox, Archibald 1905

Cake basket

Cake basket - Knox, Archibald 1905

Address Casket Shaped like the Golden Temple of Amritsar India, late 19th century The Royal Ontario Museum

Address Casket Shaped like the Golden Temple of Amritsar India, late 19th century The Royal Ontario Museum

Mamie Eisenhower: She and husband Dwight entertained unprecedented numbers of heads of state at the White House. She loved pretty dresses and jewelery and her inaugural gown is on display at the Smithsonian Museum

From Martha to Michelle: The changing faces (and fashions) of America's 43 First Ladies

Mamie Eisenhower: She and husband Dwight entertained unprecedented numbers of heads of state at the White House. She loved pretty dresses and jewelery and her inaugural gown is on display at the Smithsonian Museum

Pat Nixon with an embellished jacket is a sleek & unexpected look for a formal affair

History's Most Fashionable First Ladies

Pat Nixon with an embellished jacket is a sleek & unexpected look for a formal affair

~Dress, Harry Collins: ca. 1921–23, pearlized sequins on tulle and rhinestone-trimmed velvet ribbon. Worn by Florence Harding.    Housed in the "First Ladies at the Smithsonian" Gallery (expanded and re-opened 11/19/2011) of the National Museum of American History~

~Dress, Harry Collins: ca. 1921–23, pearlized sequins on tulle and rhinestone-trimmed velvet ribbon. Worn by Florence Harding. Housed in the "First Ladies at the Smithsonian" Gallery (expanded and re-opened 11/19/2011) of the National Museum of American History~

Dress: 1840's, brocaded silk with design of poinsettias. Worn by Sarah Polk. "It was remade as an evening gown, probably for her niece, in the 1880s."    Housed in the "First Ladies at the Smithsonian" Gallery (expanded and re-opened 11/19/2011) of the National Museum of American History.

Dress: 1840's, brocaded silk with design of poinsettias. Worn by Sarah Polk. "It was remade as an evening gown, probably for her niece, in the 1880s." Housed in the "First Ladies at the Smithsonian" Gallery (expanded and re-opened 11/19/2011) of the National Museum of American History.

1934: Claudia (Lady Bird) Taylor graduates from UT-Austin. She had already earned a Bachelor of Arts in History in 1933, and she received a degree in Journalism the following year.

1934: Claudia (Lady Bird) Taylor graduates from UT-Austin. She had already earned a Bachelor of Arts in History in 1933, and she received a degree in Journalism the following year.

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