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First Ladies, Swimsuit Edition: Bikinis to Bonnets to Bloomers

In the beginning, First Ladies were given no dispensation when it came to figuratively swimming in their bathing suits alongside the Presidents. Regardless of their nationally elevated marital status, they were expected to lead their countrywomen by example. So it… Read More ›

Rats in the White House: Pestering Tales of Barbara Bush in the Pool & Others

As First Lady, Caroline Harrison was perhaps the first genuine Domestic Goddess of the White House. Her grey hair and round figure belied her sharp wit, interest in history, progressive ideas on health and women’s equality, and activist personality. It… Read More ›

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