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The Most Iconic Moments Between Former First Ladies Caught on Camera

From Jackie Kennedy and Mamie Eisenhower at the White House to Michelle Obama supporting Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail — here’s a look back at the lasting bond between first ladies

For as long as there have been presidents of the United States, there have been First Ladies of the United States. And as there are very few people who know what it’s like to take the highest office in the U.S. — 45 to be exact — the same can be said for the women who have stood by their sides.

Take a look at some iconic snapshots of these women spending time together, dating back to 1952. From sweet embraces to official appearances, here are some moments shared between the previous First Ladies of the United States — and captured on camera.

Passing the Torch

Ahead of Dwight Eisenhower’s first of two terms in the White House, then-First Lady Bess Truman greeted Mamie Eisenhower at the president’s residence in 1952.

New Ideas

After visiting the White House ahead of her husband’s inauguration, Jackie Kennedy toured the residence with then-First Lady Mamie Eisenhower (pictured).

Jackie was disappointed by the house’s appearance, the JFK Presidential Library and Museum notes, and referred to the White House as “that dreary Maison Blanche,” believing it should be furnished with antiques to reflect the country’s history.

Front and Center

In 2009, Michelle Obama joined the first ladies’ club when her husband, Barack Obama, took office. Michelle was joined by Laura Bush, Hillary Clinton, Barbara Bush and Rosalynn Carter at the opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Center in April 2013 in Dallas.

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Showing Support

When Hillary Clinton hit the campaign trail in hopes of securing the presidency in 2016, Michelle Obama was by her side. The two shared a sweet hug at an event in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in October 2016.