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Wedding Portrait of Eleanor Wilson McAdoo

This portrait photograph of Eleanor Wilson McAdoo in her wedding gown was taken by Harris & Ewing. Eleanor Wilson McAdoo, daughter of President Woodrow Wilson and First Lady Ellen Axson Wilson, married William G. McAdoo (sometimes referred to as W. G. McAdoo) in the East Room of the White House on May 7, 1914. McAdoo served as the secretary of the Treasury during the Woodrow Wilson administration. Eleanor Wilson McAdoo wore an ivory white satin fabric for the base of her wedding gown, which was custom-made by New York designer Charles Kurzman of Kurzman of Fifth Avenue. The dress featured a v-shaped neckline, long sleeves of tulle, a three and a half foot-long train, and was trimmed with rare old point lace. Her tulle veil attached to a cap with orange blossoms and carried a bouquet of orange blossoms, white lilies of the valley, and white orchids.
Harris & Ewing
Date of Work
ca. May 7, 1914
Library of Congress