National Affairs: Eleanor Everywhere

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In a front gallery of Washington's tacky old Smithsonian Institution stand the plasticine ghosts of 33 famed U. S. women. Once the hostesses of a nation, their attitudes are models of spectral graciousness. Sitting placidly in her painted rose silk, motherly Martha Washington has raised her head as though she has just recalled that another of George's huge hose is hanging by the fire and needs mending. Mary Todd Lincoln, who loved style as much as her homely husband detested it, enjoys an elegant moment of respite in her pansy velvet...

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