Official White House Portrait of Barbara Pierce Bush (by Herbert E. Abrams of Warren, Connecticut) ~ the 41st First Lady of the United States, wife of George Herbert Walker Bush (1989 - 1993). Barbara Bush was the 1st First Lady to write a memoir from her dog's perspective.
Fashion fit for a First Lady debut: From Michelle Obama's Jason Wu to Jackie Kennedy's couture, Smithsonian's tribute to Presidents' wives inaugural gowns
President George Bush and wife, Barbara - draped in a royal blue (her favorite color - dubbed 'Barbara Bush Blue') evening gown - dance on Jan. 20,1989 at the inaugural ball at the Pension Building in Washington.
Barbara Bush: First Grandmother (pictured here in her Inaugural Gown, 1989) Pre-inaugural stories often contrasted Barbara Bush, with her trademark costume pearl necklace and non-designer wardrobe, and the elegant Nancy Reagan. Profiles mentioned Mrs. Bush’s years of experience as the wife of a diplomat and vice president, but concentrated on the image of the down-to-earth grandmother with the sharp sense of humor, more interested in her family than fashion. Friends predicted that the…