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The 60th Anniversary of the White House Historical Association Press Album

These images are being provided for press purposes only. For all other uses, please send your inquiries to rights@whha.org.
  • Presentation Ceremony for the First White House Guide Book
    Abbie Rowe
    WHHA
    White House Guests
    Roosevelt Room
    West Wing
    In this black and white photograph, President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy smile as they receive copies of the first White House Guide Book from the president and editor of the National Geographic Society, Dr. Melville Bell Grosvenor. The publication was a joint project of the White House Historical Association and the National Geographic Society. National Park Service photographer Abbie Rowe took this photograph on June 28, 1961.
  • Green Room, John F. Kennedy Administration
    National Geographic Service
    Green Room
    State Floor
    This 1962 color photograph was taken by National Geographic Society staff for inclusion in the first edition of "The White House, An Historic Guide." A circa 1817 Denière et Matelin gilded bronze mantel clock sits above the fireplace. Above the mantel is David Martin's 1767 portrait of Benjamin Franklin. Hanging on the wall to the left are two portraits by Paul Cézanne, "House on the Marne" (above) and "The Forest" (below).
  • Photographer Captures White House from Firetruck Ladder
    George F. Mobley
    Bates Littlehales
    north view
    Lafayette Park
    In this photograph from April 1963, a photographer, possibly George F. Mobley of the National Geographic Service, ascends the ladder of a firetruck parked on Pennsylvania Avenue to capture an aerial view of the White House. The photo session was for the cover of the fourth edition of "The White House: An Historic Guide" a publication released by the White House Historical Association that serves a companion book for tours of the White House, providing history of the rooms, architecture, and furniture. This photograph was taken from Lafayette Square, just north of the White House.
  • Preparations for Aerial Photography Session of the White House
    George F. Mobley
    Bates Littlehales
    Lafayette Park
    In this photograph from April 1963, photographer George F. Mobley of the National Geographic Service consults with firemen ahead of an aerial photo session of the White House. The photo session was for the cover of the fourth edition of "The White House: An Historic Guide," a publication released by the White House Historical Association that serves a companion book for tours of the White House, providing history of the rooms, architecture, and furniture. The photo session took place atop the firetruck's ladder, parked on Pennsylvania Avenue near Lafayette Park.
  • Preparations for Aerial Photography Session of the White House
    George F. Mobley
    Bates Littlehales
    Lafayette Park
    This photograph from April 1963 captures the preparation ahead of an aerial photography session for the cover of the fourth edition of "The White House: An Historic Guide," a publication released by the White House Historical Association that serves a companion book for tours of the White House. For the photo session, a photographer, possibly George F. Mobley, ascended the ladder of a firetruck parked on Pennsylvania Avenue, just north of the White House near Lafayette Park.
  • Photographer Captures White House from Firetruck Ladder
    George F. Mobley
    Bates Littlehales
    north view
    Lafayette Park
    In this photograph from April 1963, a photographer, possibly George F. Mobley of the National Geographic Service, ascends the ladder of a firetruck parked on Pennsylvania Avenue to capture an aerial view of the White House. The photo session was for the cover of the fourth edition of "The White House: An Historic Guide" a publication released by the White House Historical Association that serves a companion book for tours of the White House, providing history of the rooms, architecture, and furniture. This photograph was taken from Lafayette Square, just north of the White House.
  • Photographer Captures White House from Firetruck Ladder
    George F. Mobley
    Bates Littlehales
    north view
    Lafayette Park
    In this photograph from April 1963, a photographer, possibly George F. Mobley of the National Geographic Service, ascends the ladder of a firetruck parked on Pennsylvania Avenue to capture an aerial view of the White House. The photo session was for the cover of the fourth edition of "The White House: An Historic Guide" a publication released by the White House Historical Association that serves a companion book for tours of the White House, providing history of the rooms, architecture, and furniture. This photograph was taken from Lafayette Square, just north of the White House.
  • Photographer Captures White House from Firetruck Ladder
    George F. Mobley
    Bates Littlehales
    north view
    Lafayette Park
    In this photograph from April 1963, a photographer, possibly George F. Mobley of the National Geographic Service, ascends the ladder of a firetruck parked on Pennsylvania Avenue to capture an aerial view of the White House. The photo session was for the cover of the fourth edition of "The White House: An Historic Guide" a publication released by the White House Historical Association that serves a companion book for tours of the White House, providing history of the rooms, architecture, and furniture. This photograph was taken from Lafayette Square, just north of the White House.
  • Photographer Captures View of White House for 4th Edition of White House Guidebook
    George F. Mobley
    Bates Littlehales
    north view
    Lafayette Park
    In this photograph from April 1963, a photographer, possibly George F. Mobley of the National Geographic Service, ascends a ladder of a firetruck parked on Pennsylvania Avenue to capture an aerial view of the White House. The photo session was for the cover of the fourth edition of "The White House: An Historic Guide" a publication released by the White House Historical Association that serves a companion book for tours of the White House, providing history of the rooms, architecture, and furniture. This photograph was taken from Lafayette Square, just north of the White House.
  • Photographer Captures View of White House for 4th Edition of White House Guidebook
    George F. Mobley
    Bates Littlehales
    north view
    Lafayette Park
    In this photograph from April 1963, a photographer, possibly George F. Mobley of the National Geographic Service, ascends a ladder of a firetruck parked on Pennsylvania Avenue to capture an aerial view of the White House. The photo session was for the cover of the fourth edition of "The White House: An Historic Guide" a publication released by the White House Historical Association that serves a companion book for tours of the White House, providing history of the rooms, architecture, and furniture. This photograph was taken from Lafayette Square, just north of the White House.
  • Photographer Captures White House from Firetruck Ladder
    George F. Mobley
    Bates Littlehales
    north view
    Lafayette Park
    In this photograph from April 1963, a photographer, possibly George F. Mobley of the National Geographic Service, ascends the ladder of a firetruck parked on Pennsylvania Avenue to capture an aerial view of the White House. The photo session was for the cover of the fourth edition of "The White House: An Historic Guide," a publication released by the White House Historical Association that serves a companion book for tours of the White House, providing history of the rooms, architecture, and furniture.
  • Association Staffers Selling the First Edition of the Guidebook in the White House
    James E. Russell
    East Wing
    tourists
    White House Guide Book
    This photograph is of visitors on a tour of the White House stopping at the table in the East Wing where the first edition of "The White House: An Historic Guide" was on sale in July 1962. Created as part of First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy’s mission to make the White House a “living museum,” the guidebook was designed to be a memento for visitors to take with them following a visit to the Executive Mansion.
  • Nash Castro and Association Staffers Selling First Edition of the Guidebook
    James E. Russell
    East Wing
    tourists
    WHHA
    White House Guide Book
    This photograph is of Nash Castro, the National Parks Service Liaison to the White House and one of the original members of the White House Historical Association, and two other Association staff members, at a table in the East Wing selling the first edition of "The White House: An Historic Guide" to visitors during a White House tour in July 1962. Created as part of First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy’s mission to make the White House a “living museum,” the guidebook was designed to be a memento for visitors to take with them following a visit to the Executive Mansion.
  • Tourists in the State Dining Room, July 1962
    James E. Russell
    tourists
    State Dining Room
    This photograph of visitors on a White House tour was taken in the State Dining Room in July 1962. Several people hold copies of the first edition of "The White House: An Historic Guide," that went on sale that month. Since 1962, the White House Historical Association has offered the public an intimate tour of the White House and its rich history through the guidebook. The guidebook, as envisioned by First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, gives all Americans an opportunity to explore the White House rooms and grounds, view its fine and decorative arts, and learn how its occupants have shaped history. Proceeds from the sale of the guidebook are used to fund acquisition, preservation, and educational efforts to preserve the White House for future generations to enjoy.
  • Association Staffer Presents Guide Book to Chief of White House Police
    James E. Russell
    tourists
    East Wing
    This photograph is of a White House Historical Association staff member sharing the first edition of "The White House: An Historic Guide" with Maj. Ralph Stover, Chief of White House Police, during the initial sales in July 1962. Created as part of First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy’s mission to make the White House a “living museum,” the guidebook was designed to be a memento for visitors to take with them following a visit to the Executive Mansion.
  • Association Staffers Selling the First Edition of the Guidebook in the White House
    James E. Russell
    East Wing
    tourists
    WHHA
    White House Guide Book
    This photograph is of visitors on the tour of the White House stopping at the table in the East Wing where the first edition of "The White House: An Historic Guide" were on sale in July 1962. Created as part of First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy’s mission to make the White House a “living museum,” the guidebook was designed to be a memento for visitors to take with them following a visit to the Executive Mansion.
  • Nash Castro with Association Staffers, Selling First Edition of Guidebook
    James E. Russell
    East Wing
    WHHA
    White House Guide Book
    This photograph is of Nash Castro, the National Parks Service Liaison to the White House and one of the original members of the White House Historical Association, and two other Association staff members, at the table in the East Wing of the White House where the first edition of "The White House: An Historic Guide" went on sale in July 1962. Created as part of First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy’s mission to make the White House a “living museum,” the guidebook was designed to be a memento for visitors to take with them following a visit to the Executive Mansion.
  • Nash Castro and Association Staffers, Selling First Edition of the Guidebook at the White House
    James E. Russell
    East Wing
    WHHA
    White House Guide Book
    This photograph is of Nash Castro, the National Parks Service Liaison to the White House and one of the original members of the White House Historical Association, and two other staff members, looking at the first edition of "The White House: An Historic Guide" at the sales table in the East Wing of the White House in July 1962. Created as part of First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy’s mission to make the White House a “living museum,” the guidebook was designed to be a memento for visitors to take with them following a visit to the Executive Mansion.
  • Association Staffers Present First Edition of the Guidebook to Chief of White House Police
    James E. Russell
    East Wing
    WHHA
    White House Guide Book
    This photograph is of a White House Historical Association staff member sharing the first edition of "The White House: An Historic Guide" with Maj. Ralph Stover, Chief of White House Police, during the initial sales in July 1962. Created as part of First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy’s mission to make the White House a “living museum,” the guidebook was designed to be a memento for visitors to take with them following a visit to the Executive Mansion.
  • Association Staffers Selling the First Edition of the Guidebook in the White House
    James E. Russell
    East Wing
    tourists
    White House Guide Book
    This photograph is of tourists on the tour of the White House stopping at the table in the East Wing where the first edition of "The White House: An Historic Guide" were on sale in July 1962. Created as part of First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy’s mission to make the White House a “living museum,” the guidebook was designed to be a memento for visitors to take with them following a visit to the Executive Mansion.
  • Photographer Captures White House from Firetruck Ladder
    George F. Mobley
    Bates Littlehales
    north view
    Lafayette Park
    In this photograph from April 1963, a photographer, possibly George F. Mobley of the National Geographic Service, ascends the ladder of a firetruck parked on Pennsylvania Avenue to capture aaerial view of the White House. The photo session was for the cover of the fourth edition of "The White House: An Historic Guide," a publication released by the White House Historical Association that serves a companion book for tours of the White House, providing history of the rooms, architecture, and furniture. In the foreground of this photograph, Lafayette Square and its central statue of President Andrew Jackson are visible.
  • North View, Kennedy Administration
    George F. Mobley
    Bates Littlehales
    north view
    North Portico
    North Lawn
    This aerial photograph of the White House was taken in April 1963 by George F. Mobley and Bates Littlehales during the administration of John F. Kennedy. This photograph was captured during a session for the cover of the fourth edition of "The White House: An Historic Guide," released by the White House Historical Association in 1963. The shot was captured atop the ladder of a firetruck situated on Pennsylvania Avenue in Lafayette Park.
  • South Grounds of the White House, Kennedy Administration
    George F. Mobley
    south view
    This aerial photograph is of the South Grounds of the White House. This is one in series of photographs taken by George F. Mobley for the back cover of the first edition of "The White House: An Historic Guide" published in 1962. The guidebook, as envisioned by First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, gives all Americans an opportunity to explore the White House rooms and grounds, view its fine and decorative arts, and learn how its occupants have shaped history. Proceeds from the sale of the guidebook are used to fund the acquisition, preservation, and educational efforts to preserve the White House for future generations to enjoy.
  • South Grounds of the White House, Kennedy Administration
    George F. Mobley
    south view
    This aerial photograph is of the South Grounds of the White House. This is one in series of photographs taken by George F. Mobley for the back cover of the first edition of "The White House: An Historic Guide" published in 1962. The guidebook, as envisioned by First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, gives all Americans an opportunity to explore the White House rooms and grounds, view its fine and decorative arts, and learn how its occupants have shaped history. Proceeds from the sale of the guidebook are used to fund the acquisition, preservation, and educational efforts to preserve the White House for future generations to enjoy.
  • Pennsylvania Avenue
    George F. Mobley
    Washington, D.C.
    This aerial photograph of Pennsylvania Avenue was taken by George F. Mobley in May 1962. Mobley took a series of photographs of the street during a shoot for the front and back covers of the first edition of "The White House: An Historic Guide."