National Park Service

The Civil War: 150 Years. National Park Service Sesquicentennial Commemoration.

Then: March 11, 1861

Fashion at the Lincolns' Inaugural Reception

Mary Todd Lincoln

Newspapers report on the Lincolns' White House reception, including what Mrs. Lincoln and the other women of the day are wearing.

Now: January 19, 2011

Fashion at the Obamas' State Dinner

Michelle Obama

Fashion commentary and analysis follow the First Lady's choices, all the way down to her choice of dress color and designer.

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