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Days of Destruction: The President's House - Photo 7

Days of Destruction: The President's House - Photo 7

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Greensboro Historical Museum

Days of Destruction: The President's House - Photo 7

Dolley Madison through the later years of her life saved and cherished this red velvet ball gown. Curators who have studied the fabric of the gown believe it may have been material from the red velvet curtains that hung in the oval drawing room.

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