• Secretary Haaland Speaks at the 2022 National Christmas Tree Lighting
    Matthew D'Agostino
    winter holidays
    Ellipse
    Christmas Tree Lighting
    Christmas
    Cabinet
    This photograph of Secretary of the Interior Debrah A. Haaland speaking at the National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony and concert was taken by Matthew D'Agostino for the White House Historical Association on November 30, 2022. The celebration took place on The Ellipse, located just south of the White House. The 2022 tree lighting was the second presided over by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden. Secretary Haaland and President and Dr. Biden were joined in the festive celebration with by host LL Cool J and performances by Shania Twain, Yolanda Adams, The Estefans, Andy Grammer, Ariana DeBose, Joss Stone, and the United States Marine Band.
  • Secretary Haaland Speaks at the 2022 National Christmas Tree Lighting
    Matthew D'Agostino
    winter holidays
    Ellipse
    Christmas Tree Lighting
    Christmas
    Cabinet
    This photograph of Secretary of the Interior Debrah A. Haaland speaking at the National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony and concert was taken by Matthew D'Agostino for the White House Historical Association on November 30, 2022. The celebration took place on The Ellipse, located just south of the White House. The 2022 tree lighting was the second presided over by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden. Secretary Haaland and President and Dr. Biden were joined in the festive celebration with by host LL Cool J and performances by Shania Twain, Yolanda Adams, The Estefans, Andy Grammer, Ariana DeBose, Joss Stone, and the United States Marine Band.
  • Secretary Haaland Speaks at the 2022 National Christmas Tree Lighting
    Matthew D'Agostino
    winter holidays
    Ellipse
    Christmas Tree Lighting
    Christmas
    Cabinet
    This photograph of Secretary of the Interior Debrah A. Haaland speaking at the National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony and concert was taken by Matthew D'Agostino for the White House Historical Association on November 30, 2022. The celebration took place on The Ellipse, located just south of the White House. The 2022 tree lighting was the second presided over by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden. Secretary Haaland and President and Dr. Biden were joined in the festive celebration with by host LL Cool J and performances by Shania Twain, Yolanda Adams, The Estefans, Andy Grammer, Ariana DeBose, Joss Stone, and the United States Marine Band.
  • Secretary Haaland Speaks at the 2022 National Christmas Tree Lighting
    Matthew D'Agostino
    winter holidays
    Ellipse
    Christmas Tree Lighting
    Christmas
    Cabinet
    This photograph of Secretary of the Interior Debrah A. Haaland speaking at the National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony and concert was taken by Matthew D'Agostino for the White House Historical Association on November 30, 2022. The celebration took place on The Ellipse, located just south of the White House. The 2022 tree lighting was the second presided over by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden. Secretary Haaland and President and Dr. Biden were joined in the festive celebration with by host LL Cool J and performances by Shania Twain, Yolanda Adams, The Estefans, Andy Grammer, Ariana DeBose, Joss Stone, and the United States Marine Band.
  • Secretary Haaland Speaks at the 2022 National Christmas Tree Lighting
    Matthew D'Agostino
    winter holidays
    Ellipse
    Christmas Tree Lighting
    Christmas
    Cabinet
    This photograph of Secretary of the Interior Debrah A. Haaland speaking at the National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony and concert was taken by Matthew D'Agostino for the White House Historical Association on November 30, 2022. The celebration took place on The Ellipse, located just south of the White House. The 2022 tree lighting was the second presided over by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden. Secretary Haaland and President and Dr. Biden were joined in the festive celebration with by host LL Cool J and performances by Shania Twain, Yolanda Adams, The Estefans, Andy Grammer, Ariana DeBose, Joss Stone, and the United States Marine Band.
  • Secretary Haaland Speaks at the 2022 National Christmas Tree Lighting
    Matthew D'Agostino
    winter holidays
    Ellipse
    Christmas Tree Lighting
    Christmas
    Cabinet
    This photograph of Secretary of the Interior Debrah A. Haaland speaking at the National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony and concert was taken by Matthew D'Agostino for the White House Historical Association on November 30, 2022. The celebration took place on The Ellipse, located just south of the White House. The 2022 tree lighting was the second presided over by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden. Secretary Haaland and President and Dr. Biden were joined in the festive celebration with by host LL Cool J and performances by Shania Twain, Yolanda Adams, The Estefans, Andy Grammer, Ariana DeBose, Joss Stone, and the United States Marine Band.
  • President Reagan Greeted by St. Patrick's Day Celebrants
    Bill Fitz-Patrick
    West Wing
    Cabinet Room
    St. Patrick's Day
    In this photograph by Bill Fitz-Patrick, President Ronald Reagan is greeted by a group dressed in honor of St. Patrick's Day on March 17, 1986. The celebration took place in the Cabinet Room in the West Wing. The group interrupted President Reagan's Issues Briefing Luncheon.
  • Mrs. Ford with Irish and American Dignitaries
    Ricardo Thomas
    Yellow Oval Room
    State Visit
    State Dinner
    St. Patrick's Day
    Second Foor
    Cabinet
    This photograph of Vera Cosgrave, First Lady Betty Ford, chief of protocol Henry Catto, Minister of Foreign Affairs Garret FitzGerald of Ireland, and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger in the Yellow Oval Room was taken by Ricardo Thomas on March 17, 1976. The group was gathered in the Yellow Oval Room, located on the Second Floor of the White House, ahead of a State Dinner held in honor of Taoiseach Liam Cosgrave of Ireland. The dinner for the taoiseach, or prime minister, was held on St. Patrick's Day.
  • Cheney and Rumsfeld Walk Along the West Colonnade
    Bruce Dale
    staff of FLOTUS and POTUS
    staff
    West Wing
    West Colonnade
    South Grounds
    Rose Garden
    Cabinet
    This photograph, taken in March 1975 by Bruce Dale, shows deputy assistant to the president Richard B. Cheney (left) and chief of staff Donald Rumsfeld (right) walking along the West Colonnade. In November 1975, Cheney would replace Rumsfeld as President Gerald R. Ford's chief of staff, while Rumsfeld moved on to the position of secretary of defense. Both Cheney and Rumsfeld held positions during the administrations of President Richard M. Nixon, Ford, and George H. W. Bush. Later, Cheney would serve as Vice President of the United States while Rumsfeld would again serve as secretary of defense for President George W. Bush.
  • President Ford and Advisors Meet in the Oval Office
    Bruce Dale
    West Wing
    Oval Office
    Cabinet
    staff
    staff of FLOTUS and POTUS
    In this photograph, taken on March 6, 1975, President Gerald R. Ford holds a meeting in the Oval Office with Vice President Nelson A. Rockefeller, cabinet members, and advisors. Joining Ford and Rockefeller at the meeting were James T. Lynn, director of the Office of Management and Budget; Secretary of Agriculture Earl L. Butz; Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare Caspar W. Weinberger; James M. Cannon III, executive director of the Domestic Council; and deputy assistant Richard B. Cheney. Cheney would go on to serve as Vice President of the United States during the George W. Bush administration.
  • President Trump and Coronavirus Task Force Speak to the Press
    Shealah Craighead
    press
    crisis & controversy
    West Wing
    Press Briefing Room
    Cabinet
    staff
    staff of FLOTUS and POTUS
    This photograph of President Donald Trump taking questions from the press was taken by Shealah Craighead on March 14, 2020. Alongside President Trump were members of the White House Coronavirus Taskforce, including Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson, and Secretary of the Treasury Steven T. Mnuchin. This press conference was taken in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Vice President Biden Cheers at Women's World Cup Final
    David Lienemann
    travel
    sports
    Canada
    Cabinet
    First Family
    In this photograph by David Lienemann, Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. cheers on the United States Women's National Soccer team as they compete in the FIFA Women's World Cup final on July 5, 2015. The United States women's team beat Japan 5-2 for their third World Cup title. Vice President Biden was joined at the game by (from left to right): Sasha Obama, youngest daughter of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, his granddaughter Maisy Biden, and granddaughter Natalie Biden.
  • Secretary Haaland Speaks at the 2021 National Christmas Tree Lighting
    Thomas Goertel
    winter holidays
    Ellipse
    Christmas Tree Lighting
    Christmas
    Cabinet
    Native Americans
    This photograph of Secretary of the Interior Debrah A. Haaland speaking at the National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony on the Ellipse was taken by Thomas Goertel on December 2, 2021. Haaland became the first person of known Native American ancestry to serve in a Cabinet position during the Joseph R. Biden administration. Haaland is a member of the Laguna Pueblo nation and had previously served as a U.S. Representative from the State of New Mexico from 2019-2021. The 2021 National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony was hosted by rapper and actor LL Cool J and featured performances by Billy Porter, Chris Stapleton, H.E.R., Juanes, Keb’ Mo’, Kristin Chenoweth, Maren Morris, and Patti LaBelle. The lighting of the National Christmas Tree is a cherished holiday tradition in Washington, D.C. When President Calvin Coolidge lit the first tree in 1923, the celebration attracted more than 6,000 spectators. The opening ceremony and nightly holiday concerts have annually drawn hundreds of attendees.
  • Secretary Haaland Speaks at the 2021 National Christmas Tree Lighting
    Thomas Goertel
    winter holidays
    Ellipse
    Christmas Tree Lighting
    Christmas
    Cabinet
    Native Americans
    This photograph of Secretary of the Interior Debrah A. Haaland speaking at the National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony on the Ellipse was taken by Thomas Goertel on December 2, 2021. Haaland became the first person of known Native American ancestry to serve in a Cabinet position during the Joseph R. Biden administration. Haaland is a member of the Laguna Pueblo nation and had previously served as a U.S. Representative from the State of New Mexico from 2019-2021. The 2021 National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony was hosted by rapper and actor LL Cool J and featured performances by Billy Porter, Chris Stapleton, H.E.R., Juanes, Keb’ Mo’, Kristin Chenoweth, Maren Morris, and Patti LaBelle. The lighting of the National Christmas Tree is a cherished holiday tradition in Washington, D.C. When President Calvin Coolidge lit the first tree in 1923, the celebration attracted more than 6,000 spectators. The opening ceremony and nightly holiday concerts have annually drawn hundreds of attendees.
  • Secretary Haaland Speaks at the 2021 National Christmas Tree Lighting
    Thomas Goertel
    winter holidays
    Ellipse
    Christmas Tree Lighting
    Christmas
    Cabinet
    Native Americans
    This photograph of Secretary of the Interior Debrah A. Haaland speaking at the National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony on the Ellipse was taken by Thomas Goertel on December 2, 2021. Haaland became the first person of known Native American ancestry to serve in a Cabinet position during the Joseph R. Biden administration. Haaland is a member of the Laguna Pueblo nation and had previously served as a U.S. Representative from the State of New Mexico from 2019-2021. The 2021 National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony was hosted by rapper and actor LL Cool J and featured performances by Billy Porter, Chris Stapleton, H.E.R., Juanes, Keb’ Mo’, Kristin Chenoweth, Maren Morris, and Patti LaBelle. The lighting of the National Christmas Tree is a cherished holiday tradition in Washington, D.C. When President Calvin Coolidge lit the first tree in 1923, the celebration attracted more than 6,000 spectators. The opening ceremony and nightly holiday concerts have annually drawn hundreds of attendees.
  • President Johnson Meets with Civil Rights Leaders
    Cecil Stoughton
    meetings
    West Wing
    Cabinet Room
    civil rights
    In this photograph, taken by Cecil Stoughton on June 24, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson meets with leaders from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in the Cabinet Room of the West Wing. In attendance was Roy Wilkins, executive director of the NAACP, and over 30 members of the organization's senior leadership including members of the NAACP Board of Directors and vice presidents. The leaders had gathered in Washington, D.C. for the 55th annual convention of the NAACP, where they sought protection from Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy and the federal government for African Americans in Mississippi following the disappearance of civil rights activists James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner, who were later confirmed to be murdered.
  • President Coolidge Signs Kellogg-Briand Peace Pact
    Harris & Ewing
    treaties
    signing
    State Floor
    East Room
    Congress
    Cabinet
    In this photograph, taken on January 17, 1929, President Calvin Coolidge signs the Kellogg-Briand Peace Pact in the East Room of the White House. Crafted by Secretary of State Frank B. Kellogg and French Foreign Minister Aristide Briand in light of the casualties that resulted from World War I, the international peace proposal committed 15 nations to outlawing aggression and war in settling disputes. The agreement was signed in Paris on August 27, 1928 and signed by Coolidge following ratification by Congress. Here, Coolidge signs the agreement on the former Cabinet table purchased for the White House during the Ulysses S. Grant administration. Among those in also attendance were Vice President Charles Gates Dawes, Secretary of State Frank B. Kellogg, Secretary of the Treasury Andrew W. Mellon, Secretary of War Dwight Filley Davis, Senator William Edgar Borah, Senator Claude Augustus Swanson, and Vice President-elect Charles Curtis.
  • Hoover Cabinet Members Visit White House at Christmastime
    Harris & Ewing
    winter holidays
    decorations
    North Portico
    North Door
    Cabinet
    In this photograph, guests including members of President Herbert Hoover's Cabinet and their spouses pose outside of the North Door of the White House. Trees flank either side of the door and a wreath hangs above for the holiday season. Among those pictured here is Vice President Charles Curtis, Secretary of the Navy Charles Francis Adams III, and Secretary of the Interior Ray Lyman Wilbur.
  • President Nixon Meets with Taos Pueblo Leaders
    Oliver F. Atkins
    West Wing
    Cabinet Room
    American Indians
    delegation
    In this photograph, taken by Oliver F. Atkins on July 8, 1970, President Richard M. Nixon meets with leaders of the Taos Pueblo American Indian Tribal Council in the Cabinet Room in the West Wing. Among those in attendance were Taos Pueblo Governor Quirino Romero, Cacique religious leader Juan de Jesus Romero, secretary and interpreter Paul Bernal, senior councilman James Mirabal, president of the National Congress of American Indians and member of the National Council on Indian Opportunity Earl Old Person, and John Rainer, vice president of the National Congress of American Indians and member of the National Council on Indian Opportunity. Later that year, on December 15, 1970, Nixon signed bill H.R. 471 in the State Dining Room, which returned Blue Lake and surrounding mountains to the Taos Pueblo people. The land had been seized by the United States government in 1906.
  • Theodore Roosevelt Centennial Year Conservation Ceremony
    National Park Service
    ceremonies
    South Lawn
    South Grounds
    Cabinet
    tree plantings
    This photograph was taken on May 8, 1958, during a ceremony held on the White House South Grounds to commemorate the centennial of President Theodore Roosevelt's birth and his dedication to environmental conservation. As part of the ceremony, President Dwight D. Eisenhower planted an oak tree to replace a tree planted by President Roosevelt in 1904. Roosevelt's oak tree had been south of the East Wing, but in 1956 it was toppled by a storm. Among those present at the ceremony were chief of staff Sherman Adams, Secretary of Agriculture Erza T. Benson, and Secretary of the Interior Fred A. Seaton.
  • President Bush Dedicates National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial
    Eric Draper
    memorials
    commemorations
    Virginia
    September 11
    Cabinet
    travel
    Presidential Visit
    In this photograph, President George W. Bush delivers a speech during the dedication ceremony for the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial in Arlington, Virginia on the seventh anniversary of the terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld can be seen seated behind the president. Designed by Julie Beckman and Keith Kaseman, the memorial honors the 184 victims who perished when the hijacked aircraft American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the west side of the Pentagon. The outdoor memorial identifies victims by name and age, and includes illuminated water features to represent each victim. In 2002, President 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.
  • President and Mrs. Trump Participate in September 11 Observance Ceremony
    Andrea Hanks
    military
    memorials
    commemorations
    Virginia
    Cabinet
    September 11
    Presidential Visit
    travel
    In this photograph, taken by Andrea Hanks on September 11, 2019, President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump participate in a wreath-laying ceremony with Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, his wife Leah Esper, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford and his wife Ellyn Dunford during the September 11th Observance Ceremony at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. 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.
  • President Obama Participates in September 11 Observance Ceremony
    Pete Souza
    memorials
    flags
    commemorations
    Virginia
    Cabinet
    September 11
    Presidential Visit
    travel
    In this photograph, taken by Pete Souza on September 11, 2014, President Barack Obama listens to the national anthem with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staffs, during the September 11th Observance Ceremony at the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial in Arlington, Virginia. 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.
  • President Johnson Holds Ceremony in the Cabinet Room
    Cecil Stoughton
    ceremonies
    West Wing
    Cabinet Room
    refurbishment
    This photograph of President Lyndon B. Johnson in the recently redecorated Cabinet Room was taken by Cecil Stoughton in 1964. President Johnson attended a ceremony in the room, which was redecorated by French interior decorator Stéphane Boudin during the John F. Kennedy administration. In this photograph, Boudin’s draperies, carpeting, and mirrored glass transom are visible.
  • Presentation of a Painting to President Kennedy in the Cabinet Room
    Robert L. Knudsen
    West Wing
    Cabinet Room
    painting
    In this photograph taken by Robert L. Knudsen, President John F. Kennedy views a newly acquired painting, Dressing Down the Gully by Jack Lorimer Gray, in the Cabinet Room on July 6, 1962. Gray was a Canadian artist known for his maritime paintings. The Cabinet Room is located in the West Wing.