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  • Photographer Captures White House from Firetruck Ladder
    George F. Mobley
    Bates Littlehales
    north view
    Lafayette Park
    In this photograph from May 1962, 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 first 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.
  • Photographer Captures White House from Firetruck Ladder
    George F. Mobley
    Bates Littlehales
    north view
    Lafayette Park
    In this photograph from May 1962, 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 first 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.
  • North Front of the White House, Biden Administration
    Bruce White
    north view
    North Portico
    North Lawn
    This photograph of the North Front of the White House was taken by Bruce White on July 21, 2021 during the Joseph R. Biden administration. The North Portico of the Executive Mansion along with the North Lawn is visible in the foreground.
  • 2021 Holiday Decorations, Biden Administration
    David Wiegold
    winter holidays
    north view
    decorations
    North Portico
    Christmas
    This photograph of holiday wreaths on the north front of the White House was taken by David Wiegold on November 29, 2021 during a press preview of the White House holiday decorations. For their first year in the White House, President Joseph R. Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden chose the theme, "Gifts from the Heart." The theme was meant to honor the things we cherish and bring us together despite the obstacles posed by a pandemic, time, and distance. This was the first time the White House holiday decorations included a large illuminated wreath atop the pediment of the North Portico.
  • 2021 Holiday Decorations, Biden Administration
    David Wiegold
    winter holidays
    north view
    decorations
    North Portico
    Christmas
    This photograph of holiday wreaths on the north front of the White House was taken by David Wiegold on November 29, 2021 during a press preview of the White House holiday decorations. For their first year in the White House, President Joseph R. Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden chose the theme, "Gifts from the Heart." The theme was meant to honor the things we cherish and bring us together despite the obstacles posed by a pandemic, time, and distance. This was the first time the White House holiday decorations included a large illuminated wreath atop the pediment of the North Portico.
  • 2021 Holiday Decorations, Biden Administration
    David Wiegold
    winter holidays
    north view
    decorations
    North Portico
    Christmas
    This photograph of holiday wreaths on the north front of the White House was taken by David Wiegold on November 29, 2021 during a press preview of the White House holiday decorations. For their first year in the White House, President Joseph R. Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden chose the theme, "Gifts from the Heart." The theme was meant to honor the things we cherish and bring us together despite the obstacles posed by a pandemic, time, and distance. This was the first time the White House holiday decorations included a large illuminated wreath atop the pediment of the North Portico.
  • 2021 White House Holiday Decorations
    David Wiegold
    winter holidays
    north view
    decorations
    North Portico
    Christmas
    This photograph of the North Portico of the White House was taken by David Wiegold on November 29, 2021 during a press preview of the White House holiday decorations. For their first year in the White House, President Joseph R. Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden chose the theme, "Gifts from the Heart." The theme was meant to honor the things we cherish and bring us together despite the obstacles posed by a pandemic, time, and distance. Dr. Biden personally requested the placement of the wreath in the pediment of the North Portico, the first known time a wreath was hung there.
  • Photographer Captures White House from Firetruck Ladder
    George F. Mobley
    Bates Littlehales
    north view
    Lafayette Park
    In this photograph from May 1962, 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 first 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.
  • White House Flag at Half-Staff in Observance of September 11
    Joyce N. Boghosian
    north view
    flags
    commemorations
    September 11
    This photograph, taken by Joyce N. Boghosian on September 11, 2020, shows the American flag atop the White House flown at half-staff in observance of Patriot Day. In 2002, President George W. Bush designated September 11th as Patriot Day, a time that has been recognized through presidential proclamations as a national day of remembrance, prayer, and service. Presidents and first ladies typically commemorate the day through moment of silence observations on the White House South Lawn, and by attending remembrance ceremonies at sites affected by the terrorist attacks.
  • White House Flag at Half-Staff in Observance of September 11
    Joyce N. Boghosian
    north view
    flags
    commemorations
    September 11
    This photograph, taken by Joyce N. Boghosian on September 11, 2020, shows the American flag atop the White House flown at half-staff in observance of Patriot Day. In 2002, President George W. Bush designated September 11th as Patriot Day, a time that has been recognized through presidential proclamations as a national day of remembrance, prayer, and service. Presidents and first ladies typically commemorate the day through moment of silence observations on the White House South Lawn, and by attending remembrance ceremonies at sites affected by the terrorist attacks.
  • Photographer Captures White House from Firetruck Ladder
    George F. Mobley
    Bates Littlehales
    north view
    In this photograph from May 1962, 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 first 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.
  • 2020 Holiday Decorations by the North Door
    Matthew D’Agostino
    winter holidays
    decorations
    North Portico
    North Door
    Christmas
    north view
    This photograph of the White House holiday decorations by the North Door was taken by Matthew D'Agostino on November 30, 2020 during a press preview of the White House holiday decorations. The holiday theme for 2020 was “America the Beautiful,” which celebrated the natural wonders of the American landscape. Selected by First Lady Melania Trump, the White House decorations also paid tribute to the courage and resilience of frontline workers, members of the military, and other American heroes. In 2020, American frontline and essential workers faced unique challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • 2020 Holiday Decorations by the North Portico
    Matthew D’Agostino
    winter holidays
    decorations
    North Portico
    Christmas
    north view
    This photograph of the White House holiday decorations by the North Portico was taken by Matthew D'Agostino on November 30, 2020 during a press preview of the White House holiday decorations. The holiday theme for 2020 was “America the Beautiful,” which celebrated the natural wonders of the American landscape. Selected by First Lady Melania Trump, the White House decorations also paid tribute to the courage and resilience of frontline workers, members of the military, and other American heroes. In 2020, American frontline and essential workers faced unique challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • 2020 Holiday Decorations
    Matthew D’Agostino
    winter holidays
    decorations
    north view
    This photograph of a Christmas wreath on a window by the North Portico was taken by Matthew D'Agostino on November 30, 2020 during a press preview of the White House holiday decorations. The holiday theme for 2020 was “America the Beautiful,” which celebrated the natural wonders of the American landscape. Selected by First Lady Melania Trump, the White House decorations also paid tribute to the courage and resilience of frontline workers, members of the military, and other American heroes. In 2020, American frontline and essential workers faced unique challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • 2020 Holiday Decorations
    Matthew D’Agostino
    winter holidays
    north view
    decorations
    This photograph of holiday wreaths on display on the northern windows of the White House was taken by Matthew D'Agostino on November 30, 2020 during a press preview of the White House holiday decorations. The holiday theme for 2020 was “America the Beautiful,” which celebrated the natural wonders of the American landscape. Selected by First Lady Melania Trump, the White House decorations also paid tribute to the courage and resilience of frontline workers, members of the military, and other American heroes. In 2020, American frontline and essential workers faced unique challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Vietnam War Protesters in Front of the White House
    Warren K. Leffler
    protest
    north view
    Vietnam War
    This photograph, taken on January 19, 1968, shows demonstrators staging a protest of the Vietnam War in front of the north fence of the White House. The protesters carry signs including statements such as "No more...Stop the war!" "Eartha Kitt speaks for the women of America", and "Stop the draft." The previous day, singer and actress Eartha Kitt had become the subject of much controversy for her statements against the war during a luncheon at the White House hosted by First Lady Lady Bird Johnson.
  • North Front of the White House, Reagan Administration
    Joseph H. Bailey
    north view
    North Portico
    Lafayette Park
    This photograph of the north view of the White House was taken in July 1982 by Joseph H. Bailey during the administration of Ronald Reagan. The North Portico of the Executive Mansion is visible along with Pennsylvania Avenue in the foreground.
  • North Front of the White House, Reagan Administration
    Joseph H. Bailey
    north view
    North Portico
    Lafayette Park
    This photograph of the north view of the White House was taken in July 1982 by Joseph H. Bailey during the administration of Ronald Reagan. The North Portico of the Executive Mansion is visible along with Pennsylvania Avenue in the foreground.
  • North Front of the White House, Reagan Administration
    Joseph H. Bailey
    north view
    North Portico
    Lafayette Park
    This photograph of the north view of the White House was taken in July 1982 by Joseph H. Bailey during the administration of Ronald Reagan. The North Portico of the Executive Mansion is visible along with Pennsylvania Avenue in the foreground.
  • North Front of the White House, Reagan Administration
    Joseph H. Bailey
    north view
    North Portico
    Lafayette Park
    This photograph of the north view of the White House was taken in July 1982 by Joseph H. Bailey during the administration of Ronald Reagan. The North Portico of the Executive Mansion is visible along with Pennsylvania Avenue in the foreground.
  • North Front of the White House, Reagan Administration
    Joseph H. Bailey
    north view
    North Portico
    Washington Monument
    This photograph of the north view of the White House was taken in July 1982 by Joseph H. Bailey during the administration of Ronald Reagan. The North Portico of the Executive Mansion is visible along with Pennsylvania Avenue in the foreground and the Washington Monument in the background.
  • North Front of the White House, Reagan Administration
    Joseph H. Bailey
    north view
    North Portico
    Washington Monument
    This photograph of the north view of the White House was taken in July 1982 by Joseph H. Bailey during the administration of Ronald Reagan. The North Portico of the Executive Mansion is visible along with the Washington Monument in the background.
  • North Front of the White House, Reagan Administration
    Joseph H. Bailey
    north view
    Washington Monument
    North Portico
    Lafayette Park
    This photograph of the north view of the White House was taken in July 1982 by Joseph H. Bailey during the administration of Ronald Reagan. The North Portico of the Executive Mansion is visible along with the Washington Monument in the background.
  • North Front of the White House, Reagan Administration
    Joseph H. Bailey
    north view
    Washington Monument
    North Portico
    Lafayette Park
    This photograph of the north view of the White House was taken in July 1982 by Joseph H. Bailey during the administration of Ronald Reagan. The North Portico of the Executive Mansion is visible along with the Washington Monument in the background.
  • North Front of the White House, Reagan Administration
    Joseph H. Bailey
    north view
    North Portico
    Washington Monument
    This photograph of the north view of the White House was taken in July 1982 by Joseph H. Bailey during the administration of Ronald Reagan. The North Portico of the Executive Mansion is visible along with Pennsylvania Avenue in the foreground and the Washington Monument in the background.