First Ladies of the United States
Selected Images From the Collections of the Library of
These images were selected to meet requests regularly received
by the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. Not
all wives of presidents are included--only those who served as
first ladies and for whom the Prints and Photographs Division holds
an original print or photograph.
The first ladies are presented in three arrangements:
- Images in alphabetical order:
- Alphabetical list of names,
with links to images
- Chronological list of Presidents, First Ladies, and
Vice Presidents of the United States, with links to images
Rights and Reproductions
The images are presented for educational
and research purposes. The Library of Congress is unaware of any
restrictions on the use of the images. However, patrons who plan
to publish or otherwise distribute any of the images should be
aware that determination regarding the appropriate use of an image
ultimately rests with the patron. The Library generally does not
own rights to material in its collections. Therefore, it does not
charge permission fees for use of such material and cannot give
or deny permission for use of the images. For further information,
see "Copyright and Other Restrictions
... Assessing the Risk of Using a P&P Image."
Photographic copies of the images may be ordered through the Library
of Congress Duplication Services.
References to additional images on this subject can be found
by searching the Prints and Photographs
Online Catalog by the names of first ladies. (The Prints and
Photographs Division does not have photographs of Laura Bush; they
must be requested from the George W. Bush Presidential Library.)
Companion reference aids are available for U.S. Presidents and Vice Presidents and "Also Rans."
For teaching resources relating to this subject, see: http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/connections/portraits/.