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First lady portraits

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See first ladies and their official portraits through the years

With the recent release of Melania Trump's official first lady portrait, we decided to research the history of this tradition.

Actually, can we talk about her white ballgowns? | 37 Reasons Why Nancy Reagan Was The Ultimate First Lady

Every '80s kid can tell you Nancy was the best weird grandma with a killer fashion sense. Also, she hung out with Mr. T, so that.

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Rosalynn Carter, wife of Jimmy Carter, the 39th president.

While the Presidents of the United States get the most attention, their wives are memorable as well. Explore the lives of America's First Ladies.

It's been a decade since new presidential and first lady portraits had been commissioned with President George W. Bush's and first lady Laura Bush's (pictured) paintings unveiled in 2008

President Obama and Michelle Obama were joined by a who's who of their administration – and some Hollywood types too – for the unveiling of their portraits at the National Portrait Gallery.

America's First Ladies: Roselyn Carter: She was a leading advocate for research on mental health and one of her husband's closest advisers. She also served as an envoy abroad, most notably to Latin America. Refugees became a leading cause for her later in life.

Each has taken a unique approach to a role that is left much for the woman herself to define. While current First Lady Michelle Obama and predecessors such as Jacqueline Kennedy and Eleanor Roosevelt have taken on roles very much in the public domain, others have shied away.