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Sarah Polk’s Silk Dress, 1840s | by national museum of american history
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Sarah Polk’s Silk Dress, 1840s

Sarah Polk first wore this light-blue brocaded silk dress woven with a design of poinsettias in the late 1840s. It was remade as an evening gown, probably for her niece, in the 1880s.

 

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Uploaded on March 11, 2010