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Portrait of Betty Ford wearing a dress designed by her friend Frankie Welch. Ford donated this dress to represent her in the Smithsonian Institution’s First Ladies Collection.

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Betty Ford greeting reporters the day after Nixon's resignation as president. She is wearing a dress with Frankie Welch's Fifty State Flowers design.

For her Fifty State Flowers scarf, Welch took inspiration from the White House china ordered by Lady Bird Johnson from Tiffany & Co. in 1967 that features wildflowers from the United States. Most of the flowers on the scarf are clustered in bunches,…

Frankie Welch scarf commissioned by the Senate Wives for a First Lady's Luncheon honoring Hillary Clinton. This was Frankie's last scarf connected to a first family.

Bandana that Frankie Welch designed for the inauguration of President Bill Clinton in 1993. It features the path of the bus trip from Charlottesville to Washington D.C. for the inaugural festivities.

Frankie Welch-designed scarf made for the inauguration of President George H.W. Bush in 1989

Frankie Welch-designed scarf made for the 1981 inauguration of Ronald Reagan.

Frankie Welch scarf designed as an official licensed product for the American Revolution Bicentennial Administration (ARBA), a group created by Congress in 1973. Her design, features George Washington’s monogram in the middle, surrounded by ovals…

One of the many designs that Frankie Welch created for the U.S. Bicentennial in 1976. This one is inspired by the Freedom Train, which traveled across the country in 1975 and 1976 showing off American treasures.

The garden design of this scarf comes from the boxwood garden in the Founders’ Memorial Garden on UGA’s North Campus, behind the Garden Club of Georgia headquarters. The architectural details are from a house on Prince Avenue in Athens where the…
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