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  • Barack Obama
    Robert McCurdy
    official portrait
    This official portrait of President Barack Obama was painted by Robert McCurdy in 2018. Prior to his election to the presidency, Obama served as a United States senator from Illinois. On January 20, 2009, he became the first African American president and served two terms from 2009 to 2017. Both portraits of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama were unveiled in a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on September 7, 2022.
  • Michelle Obama
    Sharon Sprung
    official portrait
    This official portrait of First Lady Michelle Obama was painted by Sharon Sprung in 2018. A Chicago native, Obama earned degrees from Princeton University and Harvard Law School. Her husband, Barack Obama, served as president from January 20, 2009 until January 20, 2017. As first lady, Michelle Obama pursued initiatives focused on childhood obesity and healthy eating, support for service members and their families, and opportunity in education. Both portraits of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama were unveiled in a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on September 7, 2022.
  • The Carters Welcome the Fords at Official Portrait Unveiling
    Karl Schumacher
    arts & culture
    ceremonies
    dedication
    State Floor
    East Room
    In this photograph by Karl Schumacher, President Jimmy Carter speaks at a ceremony unveiling the official portraits of former President Gerald R. Ford and former First Lady Betty Ford on May 24, 1978. Joining President Carter onstage in the East Room of the White House were his wife, First Lady Rosalynn Carter, and the Fords. The ceremony marked the first time that a former president and first lady were invited back to the White House for their official portrait unveiling, a tradition continued by most administrations in the future.
  • Rep. Byrns with a Portrait of Sarah Yorke Jackson
    Harris & Ewing
    Congress
    west view
    arts & culture
    ceremonies
    dedication
    This photograph from Harris & Ewing is of Representative Joseph "Jo" Wellington Byrns of Tennessee outside the West Wing circa 1920-1921. Byrns is photographed with an unnamed woman and a portrait of Sarah Yorke Jackson, the wife of Andrew Jackson Jr., who was the adopted son of President Andrew Jackson. Sarah filled the role of White House hostess during the last months of the Jackson administration and her portrait was added to the White House Collection in 1924. Byrns would go on to serve as the 41st Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1935 to 1936. To see the portrait of Sarah Yorke Jackson, see asset 3735 in the Digital Library.
  • Donation of G. P. A. Healy's Portrait of Abraham Lincoln
    Harris & Ewing
    military
    dedication
    ceremonies
    arts & culture
    Residence staff
    staff
    In this photograph, Capt. Howard Ker of the United States Army Corp of Engineers accepts the donation of G. P. A. Healy's 1869 portrait of President Abraham Lincoln at the White House on March 22, 1939. Capt. Ker was in charge of the buildings and grounds of the White House at the time. The portrait came into possession of the White House following the death of Mary Harlan Lincoln (wife of President Lincoln's eldest son, Robert Todd Lincoln) in 1937 and her daughter, Mary Todd "Mamie" Lincoln Isham, in 1938. According to her will, the portrait of President Lincoln was to be offered to the U.S. government following the death of her daughter as long as it was promised to be placed on display in the White House. To see Healy's portrait of President Lincoln, see asset number 5 in the Digital Library.
  • Former President and Mrs. Bush with President and Mrs. Obama
    Chuck Kennedy
    State Floor
    Cross Hall
    arts & culture
    ceremonies
    dedication
    In this photograph by Chuck Kennedy, President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush walk side by side down the Cross Hall to a ceremony unveiling President Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush's official White House portraits. Mrs. Bush and First Lady Michelle Obama follow their husbands toward the East Room, where the ceremony took place on May 31, 2012. President and Mrs. Obama also hosted a lunch for extended members of the Bush family -- including former President George H. W. Bush and former First Lady Barbara Bush -- in the Red Room of the White House that day.
  • President and Mrs. Obama Welcome the Bush Family to the White House
    Pete Souza
    Red Room
    State Floor
    arts & culture
    ceremonies
    dedication
    In this photograph by Pete Souza, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama host a lunch for extended members of the Bush family in the Red Room on May 31, 2012. The Bush family visited the White House that day for the unveiling ceremony of President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush's official White House portraits. The ceremony took place in the East Room. Seated clockwise from President Obama are: former First Lady Barbara Bush, Bucky Bush, Doro Bush Koch, Jenna Bush Hager, Marvin Bush, Jody Bush, former President George W. Bush, Mrs. Obama, former President George H. W. Bush, Patty Bush, Bobby Koch, Barbara Pierce Bush, Margaret Bush, Jonathan Bush, and former First Lady Laura Bush.
  • The Bushes' Official Portraits Unveiled in East Room Ceremony
    Lawrence Jackson
    East Room
    State Floor
    arts & culture
    ceremonies
    dedication
    In this photograph by Lawrence Jackson, First Lady Michelle Obama speaks at a ceremony unveiling the official White House portraits of former President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush on May 31, 2012 in the East Room. Mrs. Obama is joined onstage by her husband, President Barack Obama, President Bush, and Mrs. Bush. President and Mrs. Obama also hosted a lunch for extended members of the Bush family -- including former President George H. W. Bush and former First Lady Barbara Bush -- in the Red Room of the White House that day.
  • President and Mrs. Carter at 1977 Inaugural Ball
    Jack E. Kightlinger
    inaugurations
    This photograph by Jack E. Kightlinger shows President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalynn Carter holding hands on stage at their inaugural ball. The ball was held on January 20, 1977, as part of the festivities following President Carter's inauguration.
  • Oval Office, Biden Administration
    Bruce White
    West Wing
    Oval Office
    This photograph of the Oval Office during the Joseph R. Biden administration was taken on June 9, 2021 by Bruce White. Before 1909, the president's office was located in the Executive Mansion. During the William H. Taft administration, the West Wing doubled in size from the 1902 renovation and included a presidential oval office. In 1934, during the Franklin D. Roosevelt administration, the West Wing was expanded and renovated, with the Oval Office relocated to the West Wing’s southeast corner.
  • West Garden Room, Trump Administration
    Bruce White
    West Garden Room
    West Wing
    The photograph of the West Garden Room was taken by Bruce White on May 24, 2017. The space connects the Executive Residence to the West Colonnade and the Rose Garden. It is filled with greenery and seasonal plants, and the allegorical work "Union" by Italian-born artist Constantino Brumidi hangs on the wall. Brumidi completed "Union" and its companion piece "Liberty" in 1869. President Ulysses S. Grant commissioned the works for display in the renovated Entrance Hall of the White House. Representing the indivisibility of the restored Union after the Civil War, both were mounted on the ceiling after completion. The pieces were removed during the Benjamin Harrison administration and returned to the White House following their rediscovery in 1978.
  • West Wing Reception Room, Biden Administration
    Bruce White
    West Wing
    West Wing Reception Room
    This photograph of the West Wing Reception Room by Bruce White was taken on June 9, 2021 during the Joseph R. Biden administration. The Reception Room is located in the West Wing and serves as a waiting room for visitors to the West Wing Offices. The room is furnished with modern Chippendale-style reproductions, an 18th-century English bookcase containing the published volumes of the Public Papers of the Presidents, and American paintings on the walls.
  • View of the West Colonnade and the Rose Garden
    Martin Radigan
    West Colonnade
    Rose Garden
    South Grounds
    This photograph of the West Colonnade and the Rose Garden was taken by Martin Ratigan on July 1, 2021 during the Joseph R. Biden administration. The photograph, taken just outside the Oval Office, shows the beautiful grounds, and the ornate garden visible from the president's desk.
  • Rose Garden, Biden Administration
    Martin Radigan
    Rose Garden
    South Grounds
    West Colonnade
    This photograph of the West Colonnade and the Rose Garden was taken by Martin Ratigan on July 1, 2021 during the Joseph R. Biden administration. The Rose Garden is made up of colorful annual perennials in addition to the roses it is named after. It is located on the west side of the South Grounds, just outside the Oval Office. It has gone through several incarnations: a vegetable garden in the first part of the 19th century, a “colonial” garden in 1902, and then replaced with a rose garden in 1913. In 1961, President John F. Kennedy wanted to expand the garden for official functions and events. His idea became the Rose Garden, designed by horticulturist, gardener, and close friend of the Kennedys, Rachel Lambert Mellon. The garden was installed the following year, becoming a green theater for official ceremonies and a special place for the first family’s private enjoyment.
  • Presidential Seal, Oval Office Ceiling
    Bruce White
    Presidential Seal
    West Wing
    Oval Office
    This is a plaster relief of the Presidential Seal on the ceiling of the Oval Office in the West Wing. The seal was photographed by Bruce White on June 9, 2021 during the Joseph R. Biden administration.
  • Oval Office, Biden Administration
    Bruce White
    West Wing
    Oval Office
    This photograph of the Oval Office during the Joseph R. Biden administration was taken on June 9, 2021 by Bruce White. Before 1909, the president's office was located in the Executive Mansion. During the William H. Taft administration, the West Wing doubled in size from the 1902 renovation and included a presidential oval office. In 1934, during the Franklin D. Roosevelt administration, the West Wing was expanded and renovated, with the Oval Office relocated to the West Wing’s southeast corner.
  • The Queens' Bedroom, Biden Administration
    Bruce White
    Queens' Bedroom
    Second Floor
    This photograph of the Queens's Bedroom was taken by Bruce White on October 10, 2021 during the Joseph R. Biden administration. The room was refurbished during the Donald Trump administration with new fabrics and a floral-bordered carpet. The Queens' Bedroom is named for the royal guests that have stayed there, including five queens: Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain, Queen Wilhelmina and Queen Juliana of the Netherlands, and Queen Frederika of Greece. The bed in the center of the room may have been purchased during the Andrew Jackson administration.
  • 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.
  • Kennedy Family at the Gala Opening for the Kennedy Center
    Warren K. Leffler
    Thomas J. O'Halloran
    presidential sites & libraries
    Washington, D.C.
    John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
    arts & culture
    This photograph by Warren K. Leffler and Thomas J. O'Halloran was taken at the gala opening for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. on September 8, 1971. The photograph captures members of the Kennedy family including --President Kennedy's mother, Rose, and younger brother, Edward M. Kennedy -- in attendance in the Opera House presidential box.
  • President and Mrs. Obama at the 2009 Kennedy Center Honors
    Lawrence Jackson
    presidential sites & libraries
    arts & culture
    Washington, D.C.
    John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
    merits & awards
    In this photograph by Lawrence Jackson, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama stand for the national anthem at the beginning of the Kennedy Center Honors on December 6, 2009. President and Mrs. Obama were in the presidential box in the Opera House at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and were flanked by Vice President Joseph R. Biden and the 2009 honorees, (from left to right) Dave Brubeck, Robert De Niro, Grace Bumbry, Mel Brooks, and Bruce Springsteen. This was the first Kennedy Center Honors hosted by President and Mrs. Obama.
  • John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
    Carol M. Highsmith
    presidential sites & libraries
    Washington, D.C.
    John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
    arts & culture
    This photograph of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts was taken by Carol M. Highsmith. Commonly known as the Kennedy Center, the complex features three main theaters, several smaller performance venues, and both river and rooftop terraces. The Kennedy Center, which opened on September 8, 1971, is located along the Potomac River in Washington, D.C. and serves as the United States National Cultural Center.
  • John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
    Carol M. Highsmith
    presidential sites & libraries
    Washington, D.C.
    John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
    arts & culture
    This photograph of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts was taken by Carol M. Highsmith. Commonly known as the Kennedy Center, the complex features three main theaters, several smaller performance venues, and both river and rooftop terraces. The Kennedy Center, which opened on September 8, 1971, is located along the Potomac River in Washington, D.C. and serves as the United States National Cultural Center.
  • President Bush Awards Harper Lee the Presidential Medal of Freedom
    Eric Draper
    merits & awards
    ceremonies
    White House Guests
    State Floor
    Presidential Medal of Freedom
    East Room
    arts & culture
    In this photograph by Eric Draper, President George W. Bush stands with author Harper Lee in the East Room of the White House on Nov. 5, 2007. Lee was at the White House to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Bush. Lee was best known for her classic American novel, "To Kill a Mockingbird" and received her honor alongside Liberian politician Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, director of the National Institutes of Health Dr. Francis Collins, and Benjamin Hooks, civil rights leader and former executive director of the NAACP, among others.
  • President Clinton with Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat at the Signing of the Oslo Accord
    Vince Musi
    South Grounds
    South Lawn
    Head of State
    peace treaty
    This photograph of President Bill Clinton with Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin of Israel (left) and Chairman Yasser Arafat (right) of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) was taken by Vince Musi on September 13, 1993. Rabin and Arafat are captured shaking hands on the South Lawn outside the South Portico during the ceremony for the signing the Declaration of Principles on Interim Self-Government Arrangements, the Middle East peace agreement more commonly known as the Oslo Accord. Rabin signed the agreement that day alongside Palestinian negotiator Mahmoud Abbas.