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  • This portrait of First Lady Caroline Harrison was done by Daniel Huntington. Born in Ohio, Caroline was an accomplished musician and amateur painter. During her years in the White House she pushed to renovate and preserve the mansion, and she also served as the first president general of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). Sadly, she died of tuberculosis at the White House on October 25, 1892, before her husband's term in office ended the following March.
    Keywords: portrait
    Last Modified: 2/14/2017
    File name: 134.tif
  • This oil on canvas portrait of First Lady Lucy Webb Hayes was done by Daniel Huntington. In the beginning of Huntington's career, he painted landscapes in the tradition of the Hudson River School, but later predominately produced portraits. Mrs. Hayes was well-educated and graduated with honors from Cincinnati Wesleyan Female College in 1850. During the Civil War, she worked in several hospitals tending to the wounded, including her husband. She was an abolitionist and a staunch supporter of the temperance movement. As First Lady, she instituted the first White House Easter Egg Roll. Her husband served as president from March 4, 1877 until March 8, 1881.
    Keywords: official portrait
    Last Modified: 2/23/2016
    File name: 172.tif
  • This oil on canvas portrait of President Chester A. Arthur was done by Daniel Huntington. In the beginning of Huntington's career, he painted landscapes in the tradition of the Hudson River School, but later predominately produced portraits. Arthur became president after James Garfield was assassinated in 1881. He served the remainder of Garfield's term but was not renominated in 1884, partly due to poor health. His term in office ended on March 4, 1885.
    Keywords: official portrait
    Last Modified: 2/23/2016
    File name: 7.tif
  • This oil on canvas portrait of President Rutherford B. Hayes was done by Daniel Huntington. In the beginning of Huntington's career, he painted landscapes in the tradition of the Hudson River School, but later predominately produced portraits. Prior to being president, Hayes served in the Union Army during the Civil War as an officer and was promoted to colonel and then to brevet brigadier general. After the war he was the U.S. Representative for Ohio's second district before being twice elected that state's governor. He served as president from March 4, 1877 until March 4, 1881.
    Keywords: official portrait
    Last Modified: 2/23/2016
    File name: 45.tif