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    Grace Coolidge Brooch and Fabric Maggie Rogers served as the First Maid of the White House during her career there which spanned from Presidents Taft through Roosevelt. First Lady Grace Coolidge and Rogers spent many hours sewing together on the sun porch of the third floor of the White House. During one of these sewing parties, the First Lady gave these nice personal items to Rogers. The first is a quality rhinestone brooch measuring approximately 2 1/4" by 3/4" which is pinned to a piece of black velvet. The second is the trimmings of a red silk dress with bead-work which came from one of the First Lady's personal dresses. Both are accompanied by long historical letters, which include anecdotes about the Coolidges on White House stationery and are signed by Rogers' daughter, Lillian Rogers Parks, who also served as a White House maid for many years.

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    June, 2005
    22nd-23rd Wednesday-Thursday
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