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  • Entrance Hall
    State Floor
    piano
    portrait
    This photograph of the Steinway piano in the Entrance Hall was taken on July 27, 2016, during the Barack Obama administration. The mahogany concert grand piano with supporting eagles of gold leaf was presented to the White House by Steinway & Sons on December 10, 1938. The piano was designed by architect Eric Gugler who was also responsible for the 1934 expansion of the West Wing. On the wall behind the piano is the official portrait of President Bill Clinton by Simmie Knox. The Entrance Hall is located on the State Floor of the White House.
  • Entrance Hall
    State Floor
    piano
    portrait
    This photograph of the Steinway piano in the Entrance Hall was taken on July 27, 2016, during the Barack Obama administration. The mahogany concert grand piano with supporting eagles of gold leaf was presented to the White House by Steinway & Sons on December 10, 1938. The piano was designed by architect Eric Gugler who was also responsible for the 1934 expansion of the West Wing. On the wall behind the piano is the official portrait of President Bill Clinton by Simmie Knox. The Entrance Hall is located on the State Floor of the White House.
  • Entrance Hall
    State Floor
    piano
    portrait
    This photograph of the Steinway piano in the Entrance Hall was taken on July 27, 2016, during the Barack Obama administration. The mahogany concert grand piano with supporting eagles of gold leaf was presented to the White House by Steinway & Sons on December 10, 1938. The piano was designed by architect Eric Gugler who was also responsible for the 1934 expansion of the West Wing. On the wall behind the piano is the official portrait of President Bill Clinton by Simmie Knox. The Entrance Hall is located on the State Floor of the White House.
  • portrait
    This portrait of W. W. Corcoran, formally known as William Wilson Corcoran, was completed by Charles Loring Elliot in 1867. Corcoran was a philanthropist, banker, and patron of the arts who made his fortune in America. Corcoran lived in the northwest corner of Lafayette Square, near the White House, at H Street and Connecticut Avenue.
  • portrait
    This engraving of artist Clark Mills is undated. It shows the self-taught sculptor who was commissioned by the Jackson Monument Committee to create the Andrew Jackson equestrian statue in 1848;it was dedicated in 1853 in Lafayette Square. He made his casting in a temporary foundry on the Ellipse. It was the first bronze statue cast in the United States and weighs 15 tons. There, with the help of his enslaved apprentice Phillip Reid, he also cast an equestrian statue of George Washington that stands in Washington Circle on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C.
  • portrait
    State Floor
    East Room
    This photograph of Eliphalet Frazer Andrew's portrait of First Lady Martha Washington in situ was taken on July 20, 2017. The portrait has historically resided in the East Room as a companion to the portrait of Mrs. Washington's husband, President George Washington. His portrait by Gilbert Stuart was made famous by First Lady Dolley Madison's rescue during the burning of the White House in 1814. The East Room is the largest room in the White House and often serves as a ceremonial space.
  • State Floor
    East Room
    portrait
    This photograph of Gilbert Stuart's portrait of President George Washington in situ was taken on July 20, 2017 in the East Room of the White House. The portrait was installed in the White House in November 1800. During the War of 1812, First Lady Dolley Madison famously saved the portrait from near-certain demise. Before vacating the premises on August 24, 1814, Mrs. Madison ordered that official papers and the Washington portrait should be saved from British hands. The painting returned to the White House after it was rebuilt in 1817. The portrait has historically resided in the East Room, the largest room in the White House that often serves as a ceremonial space.
  • State Floor
    East Room
    portrait
    This photograph of Gilbert Stuart's portrait of President George Washington in situ was taken on July 20, 2017 in the East Room of the White House. The portrait was installed in the White House in November 1800. During the War of 1812, First Lady Dolley Madison famously saved the portrait from near-certain demise. Before vacating the premises on August 24, 1814, Mrs. Madison ordered that official papers and the Washington portrait should be saved from British hands. The painting returned to the White House after it was rebuilt in 1817. The portrait has historically resided in the East Room, the largest room in the White House that often serves as a ceremonial space.
  • State Floor
    East Room
    portrait
    This photograph of Gilbert Stuart's portrait of President George Washington in situ was taken on July 20, 2017 in the East Room of the White House. The portrait was installed in the White House in November 1800. During the War of 1812, First Lady Dolley Madison famously saved the portrait from near-certain demise. Before vacating the premises on August 24, 1814, Mrs. Madison ordered that official papers and the Washington portrait should be saved from British hands. The painting returned to the White House after it was rebuilt in 1817. The portrait has historically resided in the East Room, the largest room in the White House that often serves as a ceremonial space.
  • State Floor
    East Room
    portrait
    This photograph of Gilbert Stuart's portrait of President George Washington in situ was taken on July 20, 2017 in the East Room of the White House. The portrait was installed in the White House in November 1800. During the War of 1812, First Lady Dolley Madison famously saved the portrait from near-certain demise. Before vacating the premises on August 24, 1814, Mrs. Madison ordered that official papers and the Washington portrait should be saved from British hands. The painting returned to the White House after it was rebuilt in 1817. The portrait has historically resided in the East Room, the largest room in the White House that often serves as a ceremonial space.
  • portrait
    This is a photograph of future president Benjamin Harrison in 1854 at the age of 21. He had married his wife, Caroline Lavinia Scott, a year before this photograph was taken. After a short stay in Cincinnati, the couple moved to Indianapolis, Indiana where Harrison continued his practice of law. By 1855 he had entered into a partnership with William Wallace to open their own law practice.
  • portrait
    This photograph is of First Lady Caroline Scott Harrison with her grandson Benjamin Harrison McKee, known fondly as "Baby McKee." She was married to President Benjamin Harrison and served as first lady until her death in 1892. In this photograph, the two are located on the South Portico of the White House.
  • portrait
    This is a photograph of First Lady Caroline Scott Harrison. During her time in the White House, Mrs. Harrison started a catalog of the historic china services of the White House. Mrs. Harrison was influential in the establishment of the White House China collection, showcased in the China Room of the White House. This photograph was taken at Gardner's Gallery in Washington, D.C. during the remaining years of her life, while she was still first lady.
  • portrait
    This black and white photograph from June 5, 1933 features First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. Mrs. Roosevelt was known as "Our Flying First Lady" for her embrace of air travel at a time when many Americans were leery of the still relatively new transportation method. She is pictured standing outside an American Airways airplane en route from Dallas, Texas to Los Angeles, California.
  • portrait
    This miniature portrait of future president James Madison was painted by Charles Willson Peale. Madison was an accomplished legislator when he entered his presidency: he had previously served in the Virginia House of Delegates, the Second Continental Congress, and the House of Representatives. He played a pivotal role during his time in the House, drafting of the Bill of Rights, and later served as Thomas Jefferson's secretary of state. He was the first president to have previously served in Congress. Peale was a soldier and inventor and created many portraits of Revolutionary War era figures. He has pieces, including a portrait of George Washington, in the White House Collection as do his younger brother, James, and his son, Rembrandt.
  • portrait
    This is a portrait of future first lady Caroline Scott Harrison when she was 33 years old. As first lady, Caroline Harrison oversaw the installation of electricity in the White House. She also helped make china painting popular during that time. Harrison held china painting classes taught by her friend, and artist, Paul Putzki that were open to anyone who wanted to learn the art. Harrison's love of art started from a young age and stayed with her throughout her life.
  • portrait
    This is a photograph of President Theodore Roosevelt sitting at his desk in 1904. A former governor of New York, Roosevelt became president upon the assassination of President William McKinley on September 14, 1901 and served until March 4, 1909. President Roosevelt is credited with officially changing the name of the President's House to what is was popularly and commonly referred to at the time, the White House. Roosevelt's presidential letterhead read "Executive Mansion" before switching later to "The White House," after Roosevelt changed the name.
  • portrait
    This miniature is the earliest known portrait of future president James Monroe. It was painted with watercolor on ivory by French artist Louis Sené while Monroe served as the United States Minister to France. It was made to complement a contemporary miniature of Monroe's wife, Elizabeth.
  • First Family
    portrait
    This photograph is of Harriet Lane, who was the niece and ward of President James Buchanan. After she finished her boarding school education, she began accompanying Buchanan to formal events. When Buchanan was elected president, Lane assumed the role of White House hostess and was popular with the American public. She married Elliot Johnston in 1866. In 1903, Lane donated her private art collection to the National Art Gallery which later became part of the Smithsonian Institution. As a result she was given the nickname "first lady of the National Collection of Fine Arts."
  • portrait
    First Family
    This engraving of First Lady Jane Means Appleton Pierce was completed by John Chester Buttre in 1886. As the daughter of a Congregationalist minister, Mrs. Pierce discouraged her husband's political ambitions, fainting at the news he was selected as the Democratic nominee for president. During her husband's years in office from March 4, 1853 to March 4, 1857, Mrs. Pierce had to exert herself to meet the social obligations of a first lady. A devout woman, she suffered heavily from the deaths of all three of her children including her son Benjamin, who was killed in a train accident just prior to his father's inauguration.
  • portrait
    First Family
    This reproduction is of a portrait of First Lady Dolley Payne Todd Madison painted by Bass Otis in the mid-19th century. Dolley Madison served as first lady during her husband's tenure as the fourth president of the United States from 1809 to 1817.
  • portrait
    This daguerreotype of President Andrew Jackson was taken by Mathew Brady. This photograph was taken on April 15, 1845, shortly before Jackson passed away at his home, The Hermitage, near Nashville, Tennessee on June 8, 1845. This is one of four known Jackson daguerreotypes in existence. Jackson served as the 7th president of the United States from March 4, 1829 to March 4, 1837. Prior to his election, he also served in the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate for the state of Tennessee, and was a major general during the War of 1812.
  • portrait
    This oil on canvas portrait of William Henry Harrison was completed by an unknown artist circa 1840 after work by artist Abel Nichols. Lightly inscribed in the lower left is the name "R.E. Earl." Harrison, known for his military service in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, came out of retirement in 1840 to win the presidential election and become the 9th president of the United States. After serving only 32 days, however, Harrison became the first president to die in office. His term remains the shortest presidential tenure to date. His grandson, Benjamin Harrison, would be elected in 1889 as the 23rd president.
  • portrait
    silhouette
    This cut paper silhouette portrait of President John Tyler was completed by Auguste Edouart in 1841. The writing at the bottom of the portrait reads, "John Tyler 'President of the United States' Washington 20th April 1841." President Tyler became the tenth president of the United States after President William Henry Harrison died just one month after his inauguration. Tyler served for the remainder of Harrison's term, until March 4, 1845. Tyler had previously served in the United States House of Representatives, the United States Senate, and as governor of Virginia before becoming Harrison's Vice President. Silhouette portraits were popular and readily available throughout Europe and the United States during the 19th century.
  • portrait
    First Family
    This undated daguerreotype is of First Lady Abigail Powers Fillmore. Her husband, President Millard Fillmore, served as vice president under President Zachary Taylor until Taylor's sudden death while in office in 1850. Fillmore served as the thirteenth president from July 10, 1850 until March 4, 1853. Mrs. Fillmore was the first First Lady who continued to hold a job after marriage, as a teacher. Mrs. Fillmore highly valued education throughout her life. As first lady, she delegated many of her social duties to her daughter Mary due to chronic poor health. She also promoted the creation of a White House library, located in what is now the Yellow Oval Room on the Second Floor residence of the Executive Mansion.