To mark today's US Presidential election and the glowing tribute returned President Barack Obama paid to his wife, First Lady Michelle Obama, let's look at some typewriting ladies with links to previous US presidents:
Norah Gridley, seated front, was a cousin of Mary Ann Todd Lincoln, wife of President Abraham Lincoln. She is seen here in front of the Lincoln Log Cabin, near Lerna, Illinois, with Miss Mary Coleman using a Hammond typewriter.
Here in front of the Lincoln Cabin is Miss Coleman, Mrs Gridley, Mr Stille using the Hammond typewriter's case to write on, the architect brothers the Megars, and young Hall, a great-grandson of Abe's father Thomas Lincoln, looking through the window of the east room of the cabin. These photographs were taken on August 9, 1891, by W.J.Root of the Root Studio, Kimball Hall, 243 Wabash Avenue, Chicago.
Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of President Franklin D.Roosevelt
Margaret Truman, daughter of President Harry S.Truman
Jackie Kennedy, wife of President John F.Kennedy
POSTSCRIPT: Miguel asked about the typewriter Mrs Kennedy is using and I went looking for an answer. I didn't find exactly the same machine (with the attachment on the left side), but these ads were so appealing (if sexist) I thought I'd add them in anyway ...