Abigail Adams to Melania Trump: First lady inaugural gowns through history(31 images)

It's a tradition for the wives of U.S. presidents to donate their inauguration gowns to the Smithsonian for its exhibit at the National Museum of American History. First lady Melania Trump became the latest to join the tradition on Friday.

The "First Ladies at the Smithsonian" exhibit is among the most popular.

First lady Melania Trump presents her inaugural gown to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History on Friday. Photo by Leigh Vogel/UPI | License Photo
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