• Lynda Johnson and Chuck Robb Cutting Wedding Cake
    Unknown
    wedding
    military
    East Room
    State Floor
    This photograph of Lynda Johnson and Capt. Charles S. Robb cutting their wedding cake was taken on December 9, 1967 in the East Room. Per Marine Corps tradition, the couple uses a saber to cut through the five-layer cake, as they become the 15th couple to be married in the White House. Immediately following the cake-cutting ceremony, the couple performed their first dance.
  • 2023 Blue Room Holiday Decorations, Biden Administration
    David Wiegold
    State Floor
    Blue Room
    Blue Room Christmas Tree
    Christmas
    decorations
    winter holidays
    This photograph of the Blue Room was taken by David Wiegold on November 27, 2023 during a press preview of the White House holiday decorations. The Blue Room is captured through one of the doorways leading to the Red Room. President Joseph R. Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden selected "Magic, Wonder, and Joy" as the 2023 holiday theme. The decor was inspired by children and how they embrace and revel in the holiday season. The Blue Room Christmas Tree was an 18½ foot Fraser Fir from Fleetwood, North Carolina with decorations representing the country through merry landscapes, neighborhoods, and the names of every state, territory, and the District of Columbia. A replica of a vintage passenger train circled the base of the tree. The train set was loaned by the Train Collectors Association. Siblings Amber Scott and Alex Church of Cline Church Nursery presented the tree to Dr. Biden on November 20, 2023.
  • Egyptian-Israeli Peace Treaty is Signed on the North Lawn
    Unknown
    Head of State
    North Lawn
    This is a photograph of President Jimmy Carter clasping hands with Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin at the signing of the Egypt-Israeli Peace Treaty on the North Lawn, March 26, 1979.
  • President Carter Lights First National Menorah
    Unknown
    winter holidays
    Hanukkah
    menorah
    Lafayette Park
    In this photograph, President Jimmy Carter lights a menorah in celebration of Hanukkah on December 17, 1979. This was the first lighting of the National Menorah, and took place in Lafayette Park, across Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House. President Carter, in dressed in a tuxedo for a State Dinner held in honor of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher of Great Britain, put on an overcoat and walked across the street to the ceremony, which featured a small crowd of a few dozen. The lighting of the National Menorah historically takes place on the Ellipse and is overseen by a politician of the Jewish faith.
  • Mrs. Carter Chairs Mental Health Hearings
    Unknown
    First Lady Visit
    initiatives
    meetings
    In this photograph, First Lady Rosalynn Carter chairs a hearing on mental health on January 17, 1978. Mrs. Carter was appointed the honorary chair of the President's Commission on Mental Health by her husband, President Jimmy Carter, in 1977. During her time in the White House, Mrs. Carter dedicated her time focusing on the issues surrounding mental health, childhood immunization, and advocating for the Equal Rights Amendment, among many other initiatives.
  • Mrs. Carter Works in her East Wing Office
    Unknown
    East Wing
    staff
    staff of FLOTUS and POTUS
    In this photograph, First Lady Rosalynn Carter works in her East Wing office on March 17, 1977. Seated at her desk, Mrs. Carter is captured alongside her personal assistant, Madeline McBean. Mrs. Carter was credited with establishing the Office of the First Lady through the passing of the White House Personnel Authorization Act of 1978. Previously, there had been no formal allocation of staff and resources to support the work of the first lady.
  • President and Mrs. Carter with the 1979 Blue Room Christmas Tree
    Unknown
    winter holidays
    Christmas
    decorations
    Blue Room Christmas Tree
    Blue Room
    State Floor
    This photograph of President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalynn Carter was taken in the Blue Room of the White House on December 13, 1979. In the photograph, President and Mrs. Carter pose in front of the Blue Room Christmas Tree while attending a Christmas Party for the White House Press Corps.
  • Mrs. Carter Previews the 1978 Christmas Decorations
    Jack E. Kightlinger
    Blue Room
    State Floor
    Blue Room Christmas Tree
    winter holidays
    decorations
    Christmas
    In this photograph taken on December 12, 1978, First Lady Rosalynn Carter displays a Christmas ornament in the Blue Room of the White House. Mrs. Carter was on hand to preview the holiday decorations for the press. The Blue Room Christmas Tree that year displayed antique toys on loan from the Margaret Woodbury Stone Museum, now known as the Strong Museum of National Play, in Rochester, New York.
  • Young Jimmy Carter at his Naval Academy Graduation Ceremony
    Unknown
    military
    merits & awards
    In this photograph taken on June 5, 1946, future president Jimmy Carter has his ensign lapels pinned by Rosalynn Carter, left, then known by her maiden name Rosalynn Smith, and Lillian Carter, right, his mother, at his graduation ceremony from the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Jimmy Carter would go on to serve in the Navy until 1956, when he took over his family's businesses including peanut farming. Carter served as governor of Georgia prior to his term as president, which began on January 20, 1977 and ended January 20, 1981.
  • 2023 Blue Room Holiday Decorations, Biden Administration
    David Wiegold
    State Floor
    Blue Room
    Blue Room Christmas Tree
    Christmas
    decorations
    winter holidays
    This photograph of the Blue Room was taken by David Wiegold on November 27, 2023 during a press preview of the White House holiday decorations. President Joseph R. Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden selected "Magic, Wonder, and Joy" as the 2023 holiday theme. The decor was inspired by children and how they embrace and revel in the holiday season. The Blue Room Christmas Tree was an 18½ foot Fraser Fir from Fleetwood, North Carolina with decorations representing the country through merry landscapes, neighborhoods, and the names of every state, territory, and the District of Columbia. A replica of a vintage passenger train circled the base of the tree. The train set was loaned by the Train Collectors Association. Siblings Amber Scott and Alex Church of Cline Church Nursery presented the tree to Dr. Biden on November 20, 2023.
  • President Biden Arrives at the 2023 Tree Lighting
    Matthew D'Agostino
    Christmas Tree Lighting
    Christmas
    Ellipse
    winter holidays
    This photograph of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden arriving at the National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony and concert was taken by Matthew D'Agostino for the White House Historical Association on November 30, 2023. President and Dr. Biden were joined on stage by the evening's host, Mickey Guyton, to switch on the tree's lights. The celebration took place on The Ellipse, located just south of the White House. The 2023 tree lighting was the third presided over by President and Dr. Biden. They were joined in the festive celebration with performances by Darren Criss, Samara Joy, Ledisi, Maddie & Tae, St. Vincent, Joe Walsh, Dionne Warwick, and the United States Coast Guard’s Guardians Big Band.
  • 2023 Vermeil Room Holiday Decorations, Biden Administration
    David Wiegold
    winter holidays
    decorations
    Vermeil Room
    Ground Floor
    Christmas
    ornament
    This close-up photograph of the Official 2023 White House Christmas Ornament in the Vermeil Room was taken by David Wiegold on November 27, 2023 during a press preview of the White House holiday decorations. President Joseph R. Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden selected "Magic, Wonder, and Joy" as the 2023 holiday theme. The decor was inspired by children and how they embrace and revel in the holiday season. The decorations in the Vermeil Room honored music and performance during the holiday season. A mechanical theater featuring United States Marine Band figures occupied the center of the room. Christmas trees with musical instrument ornaments also stood on both sides of the stage. The mantel, seen here was also decorated with ballerinas and music boxes.
  • 2023 Vermeil Room Holiday Decorations, Biden Administration
    David Wiegold
    winter holidays
    decorations
    Vermeil Room
    Ground Floor
    Christmas
    ornament
    This close-up photograph of the Official 2023 White House Christmas Ornament in the Vermeil Room was taken by David Wiegold on November 27, 2023 during a press preview of the White House holiday decorations. President Joseph R. Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden selected "Magic, Wonder, and Joy" as the 2023 holiday theme. The decor was inspired by children and how they embrace and revel in the holiday season. The decorations in the Vermeil Room honored music and performance during the holiday season. A mechanical theater featuring United States Marine Band figures occupied the center of the room. Christmas trees with musical instrument ornaments also stood on both sides of the stage. The mantel, seen here was also decorated with ballerinas and music boxes.
  • 2023 Vermeil Room Holiday Decorations, Biden Administration
    David Wiegold
    winter holidays
    decorations
    Vermeil Room
    Ground Floor
    Christmas
    ornament
    This close-up photograph of the Official 2023 White House Christmas Ornament in the Vermeil Room was taken by David Wiegold on November 27, 2023 during a press preview of the White House holiday decorations. President Joseph R. Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden selected "Magic, Wonder, and Joy" as the 2023 holiday theme. The decor was inspired by children and how they embrace and revel in the holiday season. The decorations in the Vermeil Room honored music and performance during the holiday season. A mechanical theater featuring United States Marine Band figures occupied the center of the room. Christmas trees with musical instrument ornaments also stood on both sides of the stage. The mantel, seen here was also decorated with ballerinas and music boxes.
  • Details of 2023 Vermeil Room Holiday Decorations, Biden Administration
    David Wiegold
    winter holidays
    decorations
    Vermeil Room
    Ground Floor
    Christmas
    This close-up photograph of decorations in the Vermeil Room was taken by David Wiegold on November 27, 2023 during a press preview of the White House holiday decorations. President Joseph R. Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden selected "Magic, Wonder, and Joy" as the 2023 holiday theme. The decor was inspired by children and how they embrace and revel in the holiday season. The decorations in the Vermeil Room honored music and performance during the holiday season. A mechanical theater featuring United States Marine Band figures occupied the center of the room. Christmas trees with musical instrument ornaments also stood on both sides of the stage. The mantel was decorated with the Official 2023 White House Christmas Ornament honoring the presidency of Gerald R. Ford, as well as ballerinas, musical instruments, and sheet music on a garland.
  • Details of 2023 Vermeil Room Holiday Decorations, Biden Administration
    David Wiegold
    winter holidays
    decorations
    Vermeil Room
    Ground Floor
    Christmas
    This close-up photograph of decorations in the Vermeil Room was taken by David Wiegold on November 27, 2023 during a press preview of the White House holiday decorations. President Joseph R. Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden selected "Magic, Wonder, and Joy" as the 2023 holiday theme. The decor was inspired by children and how they embrace and revel in the holiday season. The decorations in the Vermeil Room honored music and performance during the holiday season. A mechanical theater featuring United States Marine Band figures occupied the center of the room. Christmas trees with musical instrument ornaments also stood on both sides of the stage. The mantel was decorated with the Official 2023 White House Christmas Ornament honoring the presidency of Gerald R. Ford, as well as ballerinas, musical instruments, and sheet music on a garland.
  • Details of 2023 Vermeil Room Holiday Decorations, Biden Administration
    David Wiegold
    winter holidays
    decorations
    Vermeil Room
    Ground Floor
    Christmas
    This close-up photograph of decorations in the Vermeil Room was taken by David Wiegold on November 27, 2023 during a press preview of the White House holiday decorations. President Joseph R. Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden selected "Magic, Wonder, and Joy" as the 2023 holiday theme. The decor was inspired by children and how they embrace and revel in the holiday season. The decorations in the Vermeil Room honored music and performance during the holiday season. A mechanical theater featuring United States Marine Band figures occupied the center of the room. Christmas trees with musical instrument ornaments also stood on both sides of the stage. The mantel was decorated with the Official 2023 White House Christmas Ornament honoring the presidency of Gerald R. Ford, as well as ballerinas, musical instruments, and sheet music on a garland.
  • Details of 2023 Vermeil Room Holiday Decorations, Biden Administration
    David Wiegold
    winter holidays
    decorations
    Vermeil Room
    Ground Floor
    Christmas
    This close-up photograph of decorations in the Vermeil Room was taken by David Wiegold on November 27, 2023 during a press preview of the White House holiday decorations. President Joseph R. Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden selected "Magic, Wonder, and Joy" as the 2023 holiday theme. The decor was inspired by children and how they embrace and revel in the holiday season. The decorations in the Vermeil Room honored music and performance during the holiday season. A mechanical theater featuring United States Marine Band figures occupied the center of the room. Christmas trees with musical instrument ornaments also stood on both sides of the stage. The mantel was decorated with the Official 2023 White House Christmas Ornament honoring the presidency of Gerald R. Ford, as well as ballerinas, musical instruments, and sheet music on a garland.
  • Chef Morrison with the 2023 White House Gingerbread House
    David Wiegold
    staff
    Christmas
    State Dining Room
    State Floor
    decorations
    food & drink
    gingerbread
    winter holidays
    Residence staff
    This photograph of White House Executive Pastry Chef Susan "Susie" E. Morrison with the White House Gingerbread House was taken by David Wiegold on November 27, 2023 during a press preview of the White House holiday decorations. President Joseph R. Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden selected "Magic, Wonder, and Joy" as the 2023 holiday theme. The decor was inspired by children and how they embrace and revel in the holiday season. The 2023 White House Gingerbread House, on display in the State Dining Room, commemorated the 200th anniversary of the publication of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. The display featured a sugar cookie replica of the book and Santa’s sleigh soaring over the White House grounds.
  • Details of 2023 Vermeil Room Holiday Decorations, Biden Administration
    David Wiegold
    winter holidays
    decorations
    Vermeil Room
    Ground Floor
    Christmas
    This close-up photograph of decorations in the Vermeil Room was taken by David Wiegold on November 27, 2023 during a press preview of the White House holiday decorations. President Joseph R. Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden selected "Magic, Wonder, and Joy" as the 2023 holiday theme. The decor was inspired by children and how they embrace and revel in the holiday season. The decorations in the Vermeil Room honored music and performance during the holiday season. A mechanical theater featuring United States Marine Band figures occupied the center of the room. Christmas trees with musical instrument ornaments also stood on both sides of the stage. The mantel was decorated with the Official 2023 White House Christmas Ornament honoring the presidency of Gerald R. Ford, as well as ballerinas, musical instruments, and sheet music on a garland.
  • Chef Morrison with the 2023 White House Gingerbread House
    David Wiegold
    staff
    Christmas
    State Dining Room
    State Floor
    decorations
    food & drink
    gingerbread
    winter holidays
    Residence staff
    This photograph of White House Executive Pastry Chef Susan "Susie" E. Morrison with the White House Gingerbread House was taken by David Wiegold on November 27, 2023 during a press preview of the White House holiday decorations. President Joseph R. Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden selected "Magic, Wonder, and Joy" as the 2023 holiday theme. The decor was inspired by children and how they embrace and revel in the holiday season. The 2023 White House Gingerbread House, on display in the State Dining Room, commemorated the 200th anniversary of the publication of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. The display featured a sugar cookie replica of the book and Santa’s sleigh soaring over the White House grounds.
  • Chef Morrison with the 2023 White House Gingerbread House
    David Wiegold
    staff
    Christmas
    State Dining Room
    State Floor
    decorations
    food & drink
    gingerbread
    winter holidays
    Residence staff
    This photograph of White House Executive Pastry Chef Susan "Susie" E. Morrison with the White House Gingerbread House was taken by David Wiegold on November 27, 2023 during a press preview of the White House holiday decorations. President Joseph R. Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden selected "Magic, Wonder, and Joy" as the 2023 holiday theme. The decor was inspired by children and how they embrace and revel in the holiday season. The 2023 White House Gingerbread House, on display in the State Dining Room, commemorated the 200th anniversary of the publication of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. The display featured a sugar cookie replica of the book and Santa’s sleigh soaring over the White House grounds.
  • Chef Morrison with the 2023 White House Gingerbread House
    David Wiegold
    staff
    Christmas
    State Dining Room
    State Floor
    decorations
    food & drink
    gingerbread
    winter holidays
    Residence staff
    This photograph of White House Executive Pastry Chef Susan "Susie" E. Morrison with the White House Gingerbread House was taken by David Wiegold on November 27, 2023 during a press preview of the White House holiday decorations. President Joseph R. Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden selected "Magic, Wonder, and Joy" as the 2023 holiday theme. The decor was inspired by children and how they embrace and revel in the holiday season. The 2023 White House Gingerbread House, on display in the State Dining Room, commemorated the 200th anniversary of the publication of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. The display featured a sugar cookie replica of the book and Santa’s sleigh soaring over the White House grounds.
  • Chef Morrison with the 2023 White House Gingerbread House
    David Wiegold
    staff
    Christmas
    State Dining Room
    State Floor
    decorations
    food & drink
    gingerbread
    winter holidays
    Residence staff
    This photograph of White House Executive Pastry Chef Susan "Susie" E. Morrison with the White House Gingerbread House was taken by David Wiegold on November 27, 2023 during a press preview of the White House holiday decorations. President Joseph R. Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden selected "Magic, Wonder, and Joy" as the 2023 holiday theme. The decor was inspired by children and how they embrace and revel in the holiday season. The 2023 White House Gingerbread House, on display in the State Dining Room, commemorated the 200th anniversary of the publication of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. The display featured a sugar cookie replica of the book and Santa’s sleigh soaring over the White House grounds.