People pictured: Mesta, Perle, ca. 1890-1975; Truman, Bess Wallace, 1885-1982;( second from left) Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972; Truman, Margaret (Mary Margaret), 1924-"
" Truman family at Inaugural Ball.
Date: ca. January 1949Mesta, Perle, ca. 1890-1975; Truman, Bess Wallace, 1885-1982; ( on extreme left) Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972; Truman, Margaret (Mary Margaret), 1924- "
"President and Mrs. Truman, Vice President Barkley, his daughter, and Margaret Truman at the inaugural gala in 1949. Date: January 19, 1949"
As to these: as best I can tell, nice formal dresses in good fabrics for almost any conservative middle aged, middle class woman of the late 40s. I would like to see more of the dark, possibly velvet draped gown. Looks like the same fur cape.
I give her a B. Nothing brilliant, but nothing wrong, either. She knew who she was.
Bonus Photo: Bess Truman in 1901 at the time of her high school graduation. How lovely.