This portrait of Mamie Eisenhower was completed while her husband was president of Columbia University. At that time, the Eisenhowers resided in New York City. It hung in the White House before finally making its way to their Gettysburg living room. The portrait depicts Mamie in what came to be her trademark bangs. Not everyone thought the bangs were flattering. Even the editors of Life magazine suggested a change. Mamie argued that, "I can'st get rid of them now; the whole nation is imitating them."