Postcard of a Dress of Martha Washington

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Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Martha Washington was the wife of President George Washington.
See Neg. 91-3682 for a description of her dress.
The postcard is numbered #4A-H2186. Genuine Cureich-Chicago "C.T. Photo-Colorit." Curt Otto Teich (1877-1974), a German immigrant, founded Curt Teich & Co., which was a postcard printing company that operated from 1898 to 1978. The company specialized in view and advertising postcards, and was the largest volume printer of this type in the world from the 1920s to the 1940s. C.T. Photo-Colorit was a printing process used by Curt Teich & Co.
For another version of this postcard, see Negatives SIA2013-06655 and SIA2013-06656.
For a postcard with the image in grayscale, produced by The Albertype Company, see Negatives SIA2013-07793 and SIA2013-07794.
Postcard of a dress of Martha Washington, wife of President George Washington, at the U.S. National Museum, now the Arts and Industries Building. It was part of the Collection of Period Costumes exhibit in the Arts and Industries Building and is now part of the First Ladies collection at the National Museum of American History. A mannequin is sitting in a chair wearing the dress, which appears pink in color, wrapped in a yellow shawl. The message side is unused. The front of the postcard has white edging.
Contained within
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 45, Folder: 24
Contact information
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,
Curt Teich & Co
Washington, Martha 1731-1802
United States National Museum
First Ladies Hall
First Ladies Exhibit
Restrictions & Rights
No restrictions
Standard number
SIA2013-07223 (front) and SIA2013-07224 (back)
Clothing and dress
Museum exhibits
Presidents' spouses
First Ladies Gowns
United States
Physical description
Number of Images: 2; Color: Color; Size: 2.5w x 5.5h; Type of Image: Postcard; Medium: Linen
Smithsonian Archives - History Div