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Sarah Polk's dress trimmings

Sarah Polk's dress trimmings

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Polk Home Collection

Sarah Polk's dress trimmings

Detail of floral ribbons and lace trimming a pink satin brocade ball gown that belonged to Sarah Childress Polk. The gown fits the description of a “robe satin rose” made for Mrs. Polk by Madame Oudot Manoury in Paris in 1847. The gown cost 500 francs (about $100). Unless otherwise noted, the costumes of Mrs. Polk shown here are in the collection of the Polk Home, Columbia, Tennessee.

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