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Portrait of Caroline Harrison

Portrait of Caroline Harrison

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Gift of Gerald Edwin and Barbara Jean Czulewicz, Blair House, U.S. Department of State

Portrait of Caroline Harrison

First Lady Caroline Harrison’s portrait by Adolphe Yvon (1817–1893), c. 1880, reveals her refined taste in color and love of flowers. She liked to paint the camellias and orchids in the White House conservatory on china. While the public knew her as an artistic, rather domestic woman, Caroline Harrison was a shrewd politician who promoted public activism among women.