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  • This landscape was done by Andrew Wyeth. The painting features a large crescent moon positioned next to the planet Jupiter in the evening sky, hovering over the shore. The astronomical features are also reflected in the quiet surface of a lake that fills the lower half of the canvas. Wyeth was lauded as one of the best-known American painters of the mid-20th century. Wyeth's father Newell Convers (N.C.) and sister Henriette also have work in the White House Collection.
    Keywords: landscape
    Last Modified: 7/17/2017
    File name: 8706.tif
  • This photograph by White House photographer Paul Morse shows President George W. Bush waving before entering Air Force One on April 25th, 2001. President Bush was en route to New Orleans, Louisiana. The presidential limousine can be seen in the foreground.
    Keywords: transportation, Air Force One
    Last Modified: 7/13/2017
    File name: 4066.tif
  • This is a lithograph of the Federal Hall of the City of New York. Before the capital was moved to the Federal City of Washington, it operated in New York City. New York was the first United States capital after the ratification of the Constitution. This print was made by Charles Currier, who based it on a drawing by John Joseph Holland.
    Keywords: New York
    Last Modified: 7/13/2017
    File name: 1113263.tiff
  • 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.
    Keywords: portrait
    Last Modified: 7/13/2017
    File name: 1113275.tif
  • This is a photograph of the North Front of the White House during the Ronald Reagan administration. In this photograph, layers of paint have been stripped off of the White House in preparation for a new coat of paint. Scaffolding covered the left side of the North Front so painters could work on the restoration.
    Keywords: north view, north portico
    Last Modified: 7/13/2017
    File name: 1113260.tiff
  • 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.
    Keywords: portrait
    Last Modified: 7/13/2017
    File name: 1113256.tif
  • This is a photograph that shows an aerial view of Pennsylvania Avenue starting from the White House and ending at the Capitol Building. Other sites visible in this shot are the Department of the Treasury building and the Old Post Office Pavilion.
    Keywords: aerial view, Washington, D.C.
    Last Modified: 7/13/2017
    File name: 1113271.tiff
  • This is Caroline Scott Harrison's diploma from the Oxford Female Institute, where she graduated on June 22, 1852. The future first lady's focused her studies on language, music, and drawing. Harrison's father, Dr. John Scott, was a professor who broke off from Miami University (Ohio) to start the Oxford Female Institute in 1849.
    Keywords: award
    Last Modified: 7/13/2017
    File name: 1113274.tif
  • This is a photograph of President Richard M. Nixon and House Minority Leader Gerald R. Ford convening in the Cabinet Room in the West Wing of the White House. Prior to becoming the Vice President of the United States, Ford served as the minority leader for eight years.
    Keywords: Cabinet Room, West Wing
    Last Modified: 7/13/2017
    File name: 1113266.tif
  • 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.
    Keywords: portrait
    Last Modified: 7/13/2017
    File name: 1113297.tif
  • This is a poster promoting the reelection of President William McKinley. He was a proponent of the gold standard whereas his opponent William Jennings Bryan advocated for the policy of "free silver." The success of the economy and winning the Spanish-American War propelled him to reelection. In the poster, men from different professions are holding McKinley up. Bryan would run for president several times over the course of his career and would serve as secretary of state under President Woodrow Wilson.
    Keywords: campaign
    Last Modified: 7/13/2017
    File name: 1113255.tif
  • This is a watercolor painting of a flower created by First Lady Caroline Scott Harrison. This piece, along with other drawings and watercolors in her collection, display her talent at depicting flower and nature scenes.
    Keywords: flowers, painting
    Last Modified: 7/13/2017
    File name: 1113279.tif
  • This is a watercolor painting of a bird's nest created by First Lady Caroline Scott Harrison. This piece, along with other drawings and watercolors in her collection, display her talent at depicting flower and nature scenes.
    Keywords: painting
    Last Modified: 7/13/2017
    File name: 1113278.tif
  • This is a porcelain plate decorated with a painting of a sandpiper and a poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow painted by First Lady Caroline Scott Harrison. The plate was painted while she served as first lady during her husband Benjamin Harrison's administration. This plate is in the collection of the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site.
    Keywords: china, plate
    Last Modified: 7/13/2017
    File name: 1113286.tif
  • This is a watercolor painting of a flower created by First Lady Caroline Scott Harrison. This piece, along with other drawings and watercolors in her collection, display her talent at depicting flower and nature scenes.
    Keywords: flowers, painting
    Last Modified: 7/13/2017
    File name: 1113277.tif
  • This is a hand-drawn sketch of Benjamin Harrison McKee, affectionately known as "Baby McKee." The drawing was done by Baby McKee's grandmother, First Lady Caroline Scott Harrison. Mrs. Harrison did not sketch often, but her grandson was the subject of some of her sketches. Mrs. Harrison captioned this sketch "Purity in the President's Chair."
    Keywords: drawing, chair, First Family
    Last Modified: 7/13/2017
    File name: 1113287.tif
  • This image from March 1, 1909 depicts the White Model M Steamer purchased for President William Howard Taft outside of the White House garage. The man in the photograph is believed to be chauffeur George H. Robinson.
    Keywords: transportation, staff
    Last Modified: 7/13/2017
    File name: 9860.tif
  • This is a watercolor painting of a rose created by First Lady Caroline Scott Harrison. This piece, along with other drawings and watercolors in her collection, display her talent at depicting flower and nature scenes.
    Keywords: flowers, painting
    Last Modified: 7/13/2017
    File name: 1113276.tif
  • This is a photograph of the Narragansett Pier Casino in Rhode Island. In July 1899 a subcommittee appointed by the Senate Finance Committee met here to discuss and agree to the language for a bill that would established a gold standard for the United States.
    Keywords: Rhode Island
    Last Modified: 7/13/2017
    File name: 1113270.tiff
  • 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.
    Keywords: portrait
    Last Modified: 7/13/2017
    File name: 1135.tif
  • This is a porcelain plate purchased and then painted by First Lady Caroline Scott Harrison. She purchased blank porcelain plates to paint decorations on, such as the pansies seen on this plate. Mrs. Harrison was known for giving these pieces as gifts to friends and family.
    Keywords: china, plate
    Last Modified: 7/13/2017
    File name: 1113292.tif
  • 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.
    Keywords: portrait
    Last Modified: 7/13/2017
    File name: 1113262.tif
  • This photography by Warren K. Leffler, of "U.S. News and World Report," shows a helicopter carrying President Dwight D. Eisenhower leaving the White House for Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on May 20, 1958. The White House can be seen in the reflection of the helicopter window. President Eisenhower was the first president to use helicopters regularly for presidential transportation.
    Keywords: transportation
    Last Modified: 7/13/2017
    File name: 1174.tif
  • This is a campaign button from Abraham Lincoln's 1860 bid for president. The button reads "Abraham Lincoln/Free Soil & Free Men." He was elected and began his tenure as president in 1861. This was one of the earliest examples of a campaign button using a photograph.
    Keywords: campaign
    Last Modified: 7/13/2017
    File name: 1113252.tif
  • This photograph shows Marine One departing the White House South Lawn on December 19, 1986 for Camp David in Maryland. Behind Marine One is the White House with holiday decorations on the South Portico and visitors on the South Lawn.
    Keywords: transportation, Marine One, south view, South Portico
    Last Modified: 7/13/2017
    File name: 6869.tif