Mary Harrison McKee’s Inaugural Gown,1889. Mary McKee wore this elaborate Victorian gown to her father’s inaugural ball in 1889. In accordance with President Benjamin Harrison’s economic philosophy of supporting home-based manufacturing, the gown was intentionally all-American. Indiana artist Mary Williamson designed the fabric pattern, and the Logan Silk Co. of Auburn, NY, wove the brocaded fabric. The fabric of the gown incorporates a pattern of goldenrod, President Harrison’s favorite flower.