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Dolley Madison became a legendary heroine in her own time. By the end of the 19th century she had become so famous as the nation's hostess and the heroine who had faced off the British in wartime, that her name began to be used as an icon for a wide range of commercial commodities. We have assembled here a collection of those objects accompanied by some explanatory text in the Commentary section. If you have any Dolly Madison items at home please write to us and tell us!