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Green dinner gown

Green dinner gown

Photographer
Bruce White
Credit
James K. Polk Ancestral Home Collection

Green dinner gown

This dark green velvet dinner gown is among the gowns made for the first lady by seamstresses working in the Federal City. It followed the basic form Mrs. Polk preferred, and it could be elaborated with lace, artificial or real flowers, jewelry, and even feathers to make it different for different occasions.

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