Title: Oil Portrait of Elizabeth (Betty) Bloomer Ford
Description: Betty Ford supported many causes, including women’s rights. Each first lady selects furniture from the White House collection to display and is allowed to redecorate the second and third floors at will; for instance, Mrs. Ford took Jacqueline Kennedy’s 19th century American Revolution wallpaper out of the second-floor Family Dining Room and painted the walls a bright yellow. Twenty-six pieces of artwork were acquired for the White House through Mrs. Ford’s efforts, and the house was filled with lilies, her favorite flower.
Creator: Felix De Cossio
Credit: White House Historical Association (White House Collection)