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  • President and Mrs. Kennedy Arrive at Inaugural Ball
    Abbie Rowe
    inaugurations
    In this photograph by Abbie Rowe taken on January 20, 1961, newly-inaugurated President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy arrive at the National Guard Armory in Washington, D.C. for the Inaugural Ball. Earlier in the day, President Kennedy was sworn in at the 35th President of the United States. Mrs. Kennedy wore a sleeveless, off-white gown with a silk sheer top covering a strapless bodice encrusted with “brilliants” and embroidered with silver thread by Ethel Frankau. Mrs. Kennedy collaborated with Frankau in the creation of the gown by offering suggestions on the sketches. Mrs. Kennedy’s look was finished off with a matching cape that closed at the neck and elbow-length gloves.
  • President Ford's First Swim in the New White House Pool
    David Hume Kennerly
    swimming pool
    sports
    press
    South Grounds
    leisure
    This black and white photograph by David Hume Kennerly shows President Gerald R. Ford swimming in the White House swimming pool for reporters. It was the first swim in the new pool for President Ford. The swimming pool is located on the South Grounds of the White House and is different from the one built in 1933 during the Franklin Roosevelt administration, which was indoors and paved over in 1970 to become the Press Room.
  • President Bush Receives NCAA Champions
    Tina Hager
    sports
    White House Guests
    East Room
    State Floor
    This photograph was taken by Tina Hager on June 17, 2003, during a reception hosted by President George W. Bush in the East Room honoring the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Winter Championship teams. Here, President Bush is presented with a jersey by guard Diana Taurasi of the University of Connecticut women's basketball team. Taurasi was a member of the team for three of its NCAA championship wins from 2002-2004.
  • President Obama Greets DePaul Women's Basketball Champions
    Pete Souza
    State Floor
    Blue Room
    sports
    White House Guests
    In this photograph taken by Pete Souza, President Barack Obama greets members of the DePaul University women's basketball team. The team visited the White House on June 14, 2013 in celebration of their NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Championship. President Obama greeted the group in the Blue Room.
  • President Obama Awards the Medal of Freedom to Pat Summitt
    Lawrence Jackson
    sports
    ceremonies
    White House Guests
    State Floor
    Presidential Medal of Freedom
    East Room
    merits & awards
    In this photograph by Lawrence Jackson, President Barack Obama awards the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Pat Summitt, legendary former coach of the University of Tennessee women's basketball team. The ceremony took place on May 29, 2012 in the East Room. Novelist Toni Morrison, seated at left, was also honored with the award in addition Madeline Albright, John Doar, Bob Dylan, William Foege, John Glenn, Gordon Hirabayashi, Dolores Huerta, Jan Karski, Juliette Gordon Low, Shimon Peres, and John Paul Stevens.
  • Mrs. Eisenhower Meets Officers from the National Council of Negro Women
    Abbie Rowe
    civil rights
    White House Guests
    North Door
    North Portico
    In this photograph, taken by National Park Service photographer Abbie Rowe on November 12, 1953, First Lady Mamie Doud Eisenhower receives officers from the National Council of Negro Women outside the North Door of the White House. As first lady, Mrs. Eisenhower accepted honorary membership in the organization and hosted the first White House reception for the National Council of Negro Women. Pictured here from left to right: Carmel Carrington Marr, Jane M. Spaulding, Mrs. Eisenhower, Daisy E. Lampkin, and Ruth Caston Mueller.
  • President Reagan with the 1986 Women's NCAA Champions
    Mary Anne Fackelman
    Rose Garden
    South Grounds
    White House Guests
    sports
    This photograph of President Ronald Reagan with members of the University of Texas at Austin women's basketball team was taken by Mary Anne Fackelman on April 16, 1986. President Reagan welcomed the Longhorns to the Rose Garden following their victory over the University of Southern California at the NCAA Division I Women's Championship that March. The team gave Reagan a jacket emblazoned with "Texas" during their meeting.
  • President Clinton with the 1994 NCCA Men's Basketball Champions
    Sharon Farmer
    sports
    White House Guests
    Rose Garden
    South Grounds
    This photograph of President Bill Clinton with members of the University of Arkansas men's basketball team was taken by Sharon Farmer on June15, 1994. President Clinton welcomed the Razorbacks -- from his home state -- to the Rose Garden following their victory over Duke University at the NCAA Division I Men's Championship that month. Here, Clinton shakes the hand of shooting guard Scotty Thurman.
  • President Reagan with the 1984 Men's NCAA Champions
    Pete Souza
    Rose Garden
    South Grounds
    White House Guests
    sports
    This photograph of President Ronald Reagan with members of Georgetown University men's basketball team was taken by Pete Souza on April 7, 1984. President Reagan welcomed the Hoyas to the Rose Garden following their victory over the University of Houston at the NCAA Division I Men's Championship on April 2. John Thompson, at left, became the first African-American head coach to win the championship. Also captured in this photograph are players Ralph Dalton, Reggie Williams, and Michael Jackson.
  • President Reagan Poses for "Sports Illustrated" Cover
    Pete Souza
    Map Room
    Ground Floor
    sports
    White House Guests
    In this photograph, President Ronald Reagan poses with coach John Thompson and center Patrick Ewing of the Georgetown University men's basketball team. The trio were shot in the Map Room on the Ground Floor of the White House as part of a photo shoot for the cover of "Sports Illustrated" magazine by Pete Souza on November 11, 1984. The Georgetown Hoyas won the NCCA Division I Men's Championship the previous April. The Hoyas championship was the first for the university and made Thompson the first African-American head coach to lead his team to victory.
  • President Ford with the 1976 Men's NCAA Champions
    Bill Fitz-Patrick
    Rose Garden
    sports
    South Grounds
    White House Guests
    This photograph of President Gerald R. Ford with members of Indiana University men's basketball team was taken by Bill Fitz-Patrick on April 20, 1976. President Ford welcomed the Hoosiers to the Rose Garden following their victory over the University of Michigan at the NCAA Division I Men's Championship that March. Bobby Knight, the Hoosier's legendary coach, joined the team for the visit.
  • President Johnson Gives a Magnolia Blossom to Peggy Fleming
    Yoichi R. Okamoto
    sports
    White House Guests
    West Wing
    Oval Office
    flowers
    In this photograph, taken by Yoichi R. Okamoto on March 27, 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson pins a saucer magnolia flower to the lapel of figure skating champion Peggy Fleming in the Oval Office. Johnson plucked the blossom for Fleming from a saucer magnolia tree in the Rose Garden. The 19-year-old figure skater earned a gold medal in the ladies' singles competition at the 1968 Winter Olympic Games in Grenoble, France. President Johnson invited Fleming and her mother Doris to the Oval Office, where he presented the Olympic champion with a gold bangle and pinned the magnolia blossom to her lapel. Later in her career, Fleming headed a figure skating group that performed for President Jimmy Carter during a Christmas party for White House staff on December 22, 1980.
  • Mrs. Nixon Watches a Panda at the Beijing Zoo
    Byron E. Schumaker
    travel
    First Lady Visit
    China
    In this photograph taken by Bryon E. Schumaker, First Lady Pat Nixon, Chinese interpreters, officials, and the press watch a panda inside an enclosure at the Beijing Zoo (also known as the Peking Zoo) on February 22, 1972. The trip to the zoo was part of the Nixons' State Visit to the People's Republic of China.
  • Mrs. Nixon Watches a Panda at the Beijing Zoo
    Byron E. Schumaker
    First Lady Visit
    China
    travel
    In this photograph taken by Bryon E. Schumaker, First Lady Pat Nixon, Chinese interpreters, officials, and the press watch a panda inside an enclosure at the Beijing Zoo (also known as the Peking Zoo) on February 22, 1972. The trip to the zoo was part of the Nixons' State Visit to the People's Republic of China.
  • Mrs. Nixon Watches a Panda at the Beijing Zoo
    Byron E. Schumaker
    First Lady Visit
    China
    travel
    In this photograph taken by Bryon E. Schumaker, First Lady Pat Nixon, Chinese interpreters, officials, and the press watch a panda inside an enclosure at the Beijing Zoo (also known as the Peking Zoo) on February 22, 1972. The trip to the zoo was part of the Nixons' State Visit to the People's Republic of China.
  • Mrs. Clinton and Chef Mesnier Pose with the 1999 White House Gingerbread House
    unknown
    winter holidays
    staff
    gingerbread
    decorations
    State Floor
    State Dining Room
    Residence staff
    Christmas
    food & drink
    This photograph of First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton and White House Executive Pastry Chef Roland Mesnier with the White House gingerbread house was taken in December 1999. Chef Mesnier and his team created gingerbread versions of the White House, the Washington Monument, the Jefferson Memorial, and Mount Vernon. The scene also included the Potomac river winding through the display. The theme chosen for 1999 was "Saving America's Treasures," highlighting Mrs. Clinton's program to help preserve important landmarks and historic artifacts.
  • President Bush Toasts Queen Elizabeth II at State Dinner
    Eric Draper
    State Floor
    State Dinner
    State Dining Room
    State Visit
    Head of State
    In this photograph by Eric Draper, President George W. Bush toasts Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain at a State dinner held in her honor on May 7, 2007. The toast followed President Bush's welcoming remarks at the dinner, which took place in the State Dining Room. The evening also included a performance by violinist Itzhak Perlman in the East Room.
  • President and Mrs. Bush with Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip
    Joyce N. Boghosian
    Head of State
    State Dinner
    State Floor
    State Visit
    Entrance Hall
    Grand Staircase
    In this photograph by Joyce N. Boghosian, President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Welch Bush stand with Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, at the foot of the Grand Staircase in the Entrance Hall of the White House. President and Mrs. Bush welcomed Queen Elizabeth and her husband to the White House for a State dinner held in her honor on May 7, 2007. The State Dinner took place in the State Dining Room and the evening also included a performance by violinist Itzhak Perlman in the East Room.
  • President Nixon Signals "V" Prior to Boarding Marine One
    Robert L. Knudsen
    Marine One
    military
    transportation
    In this photograph taken by Robert L. Knudsen, President Richard Nixon gives his famous "V" sign as he departs the White House for the last time and boards the Marine One helicopter. On August 9, 1974, President Richard Nixon resigned from office. After addressing cabinet members, staff, and White House employees, he and his family departed the White House.
  • President Reagan Meets with Members of the1988 Winter Olympic Team
    Susan Biddle
    State Floor
    East Room
    sports
    receptions
    White House Guests
    In this photograph taken by Susan Biddle, President Ronald Reagan meets with members of the 1988 United States Winter Olympic speed skating team in the East Room on March 8, 1988. Among the speed skaters to meet President Reagan for a photo opportunity were Bonnie Blair, Dan Jansen, Moira D'Andrea, Nancy Swider-Peltz, Jeff Klaiber, Mary Docter, David Cruikshank, and John Backfield. The Olympians met President Reagan at the White House following the culmination of the 1988 games in Calgary the previous month.
  • President Reagan Meets with Members of the1988 Winter Olympic Team
    Susan Biddle
    State Floor
    East Room
    sports
    receptions
    White House Guests
    In this photograph taken by Susan Biddle, President Ronald Reagan meets with members of the 1988 United States Winter Olympic speed skating team in the East Room on March 8, 1988. Among the speed skaters to meet President Reagan for a photo opportunity were Bonnie Blair, Dan Jansen, Moira D'Andrea, Nancy Swider-Peltz, Jeff Klaiber, Mary Docter, David Cruikshank, and John Backfield. The Olympians met President Reagan at the White House following the culmination of the 1988 games in Calgary the previous month.
  • President Reagan Meets with Members of the1988 Winter Olympic Team
    Susan Biddle
    State Floor
    East Room
    sports
    receptions
    White House Guests
    In this photograph taken by Susan Biddle, President Ronald Reagan meets with members of the 1988 United States Winter Olympic speed skating team in the East Room on March 8, 1988. Among the speed skaters to meet President Reagan for a photo opportunity were Bonnie Blair, Dan Jansen, Moira D'Andrea, Nancy Swider-Peltz, Jeff Klaiber, Mary Docter, David Cruikshank, and John Backfield. The Olympians met President Reagan at the White House following the culmination of the 1988 games in Calgary the previous month.
  • Wedding of Lynda Johnson and Charles Robb
    Yoichi R. Okamoto
    weddings
    celebrations
    Grand Staircase
    winter holidays
    decorations
    This photograph taken by Yoichi R. Okamoto on December 9, 1967 is of President Lyndon B. Johnson escorting bride and daughter Lynda Bird Johnson down the Grand Staircase for her wedding ceremony. The first daughter exchanged vows with Capt. Charles S. Robb of the United States Marine Corps in the East Room of the White House. The White House Christmas decorations doubled as décor for the December wedding, including a garland on the Grand Staircase of natural greenery entwined with red and silver ornaments, seen here.
  • Inaugural Ball for the Second Inauguration of President Lyndon B. Johnson
    Yoichi R. Okamoto
    inaugurations
    Washington, D.C.
    This photograph of an inaugural ball for President Lyndon B. Johnson was taken by Yoichi R. Okamoto on January 20, 1965. Following President Johnson's second inauguration, inaugural balls were held at the National Guard Armory and four Washington, D.C. hotels: the Mayflower, Sheraton-Park, Shoreham, and Statler-Hilton. Pictured here from left to right: Luci Baines Johnson (wearing a pink gown), First Lady Lady Bird Johnson, President Lyndon B. Johnson, Lynda Bird Johnson, Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey, Muriel Humphrey.
  • 25th Anniversary of the Inauguration of Lyndon B. Johnson
    Frank Wolfe
    presidential sites & libraries
    commemorations
    Texas
    This photograph taken by Frank Wolfe on May 4, 1990, depicts a celebration held at the Lyndon B. Johnson Library Auditorium in Austin, Texas, for the 25th anniversary of the inauguration of President Lyndon B. Johnson. Pictured here from left to right: Lynda Bird Johnson Robb, former First Lady Lady Bird Johnson, and Luci Baines Johnson.