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Sarah Polk's silk turban

Sarah Polk's silk turban

Photographer
Bruce White
Credit
James K. Polk Ancestral Home Collection

Sarah Polk's silk turban

Sarah Polk continued a fashion for wearing turbans made famous in the White House thirty years earlier by Dolley Madison. This example in Tunisian blue plaid silk with a tassel may be the one purchased in Paris in 1847 from the celebrated milliner Alexandre & Beaudrant.

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