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10 First Ladies and Their Famous Hairdos

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Ida Saxton McKinley

By the time Mrs. William McKinley entered the White House, she had taken quite ill and would remain so for the duration of her husband’s presidency. Even so, she would still dress to the nines on special occasions, adding adornments like diamonds and egret feathers to her short, graying hair.

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7:43PM PST on Jan 9, 2013

How times have changed, from the fashion to the hairdo. Thank you for this photos. Goes to show how society is evolving.

8:14PM PST on Nov 7, 2012

I loved seeing how times has changed esp in dress and hair styles.

7:38AM PST on Nov 6, 2012

thank you

10:03PM PDT on Nov 3, 2012

The women who were chosen generally were those who influenced their husbands and the country loved. No doubt that Jackie Kennedy was chosen because she was beautiful and later she was widowed. Eleanor Roosevelt and Hillary Clinton were both leaders on their own. The one I missed and who I think was exceptional was Betty Ford.

10:20PM PDT on Nov 2, 2012

Hair, a womans glory.

5:21PM PDT on Oct 30, 2012

hilary clinton used to be pretty. and i liked seeing them.. a lot of them id never actually seen before

8:57AM PDT on Oct 30, 2012

Was it Callista Gingrich's hairdo that undid Newt?

7:47AM PDT on Oct 30, 2012

I agree with "greenplanet e." With everything going on that will impact every family in America, the First Lady's hair is the least of my concerns.

5:28AM PDT on Oct 30, 2012

Michelle Obama is absolutely stunning.

5:16AM PDT on Oct 30, 2012

I think that we the one that has been a fashion icon is Jackie Kennedy and the pillbox hats. The others are very so , so . But interesting article .

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