Potter Palmer II
née Pauline Kohlsaat
1882 – 1956
Born and raised in Chicago, the daughter of a Chicago newspaper
editor, and a leader in Illinois Republican politics, she
married Potter Palmer II, the child of one of the leading
families in Chicago, director of the First National Bank of
Chicago and President of the Art Institute of Chicago. When he
died in 1943, he left Pauline an estimated 4.5 million dollars.
She donated many couture garments to the Chicago History Museum,
by designers such as the Callot Sisters.