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Abigail Adams in Lace Hat Portrait

Abigail Adams in Lace Hat Portrait

Date of Work
1903
Medium
Engraving
Credit
White House Historical Association, Bureau of National Literature of Art

Abigail Adams in Lace Hat Portrait

Abigail Adams thought it improper to be painted bareheaded, so she is portrayed wearing a delicate lace cap. Mrs. Adams was known for her wit, her intelligence, and her striking beauty. In this engraving, done in 1800, she is fifty-six years old.

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