• 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.
  • 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.
  • President Biden Greets Guests at 2023 Turkey Pardon Ceremony
    Matthew D'Agostino
    South Lawn
    South Grounds
    Turkey Pardon
    Thanksgiving
    This photograph of the President Joseph R. Biden greeting guests at the 2023 turkey pardon ceremony was taken by Matthew D’Agostino on November 20, 2023 on the South Lawn of the White House. President Joseph R. Biden oversaw the ceremony alongside Steve Lykken, chairman of the National Turkey Federation (NTF), and Jennie-O Turkey Store vice president Jose Rojas. During the ceremony, President Biden formally “pardoned” the official National Thanksgiving Turkey, Liberty, and the alternate, Bell. Liberty and Bell were raised by Jennie-O in Willmar, Minnesota. After the ceremony, the turkeys were transferred to the University of Minnesota to be looked after and cared for the remainder of their lives. Presidents and their families have received turkeys for the holidays since the 1870s. The origin of the turkey pardon, however, dates to 1863—when President Abraham Lincoln offered clemency to a turkey purchased for Christmas dinner at his son's request. The pardoning of a Thanksgiving turkey became a formalized tradition during the George H. W. Bush administration.
  • President Biden Greets Guests at 2023 Turkey Pardon Ceremony
    Matthew D'Agostino
    South Lawn
    South Grounds
    Turkey Pardon
    Thanksgiving
    This photograph of the President Joseph R. Biden greeting guests at the 2023 turkey pardon ceremony was taken by Matthew D’Agostino on November 20, 2023 on the South Lawn of the White House. President Joseph R. Biden oversaw the ceremony alongside Steve Lykken, chairman of the National Turkey Federation (NTF), and Jennie-O Turkey Store vice president Jose Rojas. During the ceremony, President Biden formally “pardoned” the official National Thanksgiving Turkey, Liberty, and the alternate, Bell. Liberty and Bell were raised by Jennie-O in Willmar, Minnesota. After the ceremony, the turkeys were transferred to the University of Minnesota to be looked after and cared for the remainder of their lives. Presidents and their families have received turkeys for the holidays since the 1870s. The origin of the turkey pardon, however, dates to 1863—when President Abraham Lincoln offered clemency to a turkey purchased for Christmas dinner at his son's request. The pardoning of a Thanksgiving turkey became a formalized tradition during the George H. W. Bush administration.
  • President Biden Greets Guests at 2023 Turkey Pardon Ceremony
    Matthew D'Agostino
    South Lawn
    South Grounds
    Turkey Pardon
    Thanksgiving
    This photograph of the President Joseph R. Biden greeting guests at the 2023 turkey pardon ceremony was taken by Matthew D’Agostino on November 20, 2023 on the South Lawn of the White House. President Joseph R. Biden oversaw the ceremony alongside Steve Lykken, chairman of the National Turkey Federation (NTF), and Jennie-O Turkey Store vice president Jose Rojas. During the ceremony, President Biden formally “pardoned” the official National Thanksgiving Turkey, Liberty, and the alternate, Bell. Liberty and Bell were raised by Jennie-O in Willmar, Minnesota. After the ceremony, the turkeys were transferred to the University of Minnesota to be looked after and cared for the remainder of their lives. Presidents and their families have received turkeys for the holidays since the 1870s. The origin of the turkey pardon, however, dates to 1863—when President Abraham Lincoln offered clemency to a turkey purchased for Christmas dinner at his son's request. The pardoning of a Thanksgiving turkey became a formalized tradition during the George H. W. Bush administration.
  • President Biden Greets Guests at 2023 Turkey Pardon Ceremony
    Matthew D'Agostino
    South Lawn
    South Grounds
    Turkey Pardon
    Thanksgiving
    This photograph of the President Joseph R. Biden greeting guests at the 2023 turkey pardon ceremony was taken by Matthew D’Agostino on November 20, 2023 on the South Lawn of the White House. President Joseph R. Biden oversaw the ceremony alongside Steve Lykken, chairman of the National Turkey Federation (NTF), and Jennie-O Turkey Store vice president Jose Rojas. During the ceremony, President Biden formally “pardoned” the official National Thanksgiving Turkey, Liberty, and the alternate, Bell. Liberty and Bell were raised by Jennie-O in Willmar, Minnesota. After the ceremony, the turkeys were transferred to the University of Minnesota to be looked after and cared for the remainder of their lives. Presidents and their families have received turkeys for the holidays since the 1870s. The origin of the turkey pardon, however, dates to 1863—when President Abraham Lincoln offered clemency to a turkey purchased for Christmas dinner at his son's request. The pardoning of a Thanksgiving turkey became a formalized tradition during the George H. W. Bush administration.
  • President Biden Greets Guests at 2023 Turkey Pardon Ceremony
    Matthew D'Agostino
    South Lawn
    South Grounds
    Turkey Pardon
    Thanksgiving
    This photograph of the President Joseph R. Biden greeting guests at the 2023 turkey pardon ceremony was taken by Matthew D’Agostino on November 20, 2023 on the South Lawn of the White House. President Joseph R. Biden oversaw the ceremony alongside Steve Lykken, chairman of the National Turkey Federation (NTF), and Jennie-O Turkey Store vice president Jose Rojas. During the ceremony, President Biden formally “pardoned” the official National Thanksgiving Turkey, Liberty, and the alternate, Bell. Liberty and Bell were raised by Jennie-O in Willmar, Minnesota. After the ceremony, the turkeys were transferred to the University of Minnesota to be looked after and cared for the remainder of their lives. Presidents and their families have received turkeys for the holidays since the 1870s. The origin of the turkey pardon, however, dates to 1863—when President Abraham Lincoln offered clemency to a turkey purchased for Christmas dinner at his son's request. The pardoning of a Thanksgiving turkey became a formalized tradition during the George H. W. Bush administration.
  • President Biden Greets Guests at 2023 Turkey Pardon Ceremony
    Matthew D'Agostino
    South Lawn
    South Grounds
    Turkey Pardon
    Thanksgiving
    This photograph of the President Joseph R. Biden greeting guests at the 2023 turkey pardon ceremony was taken by Matthew D’Agostino on November 20, 2023 on the South Lawn of the White House. President Joseph R. Biden oversaw the ceremony alongside Steve Lykken, chairman of the National Turkey Federation (NTF), and Jennie-O Turkey Store vice president Jose Rojas. During the ceremony, President Biden formally “pardoned” the official National Thanksgiving Turkey, Liberty, and the alternate, Bell. Liberty and Bell were raised by Jennie-O in Willmar, Minnesota. After the ceremony, the turkeys were transferred to the University of Minnesota to be looked after and cared for the remainder of their lives. Presidents and their families have received turkeys for the holidays since the 1870s. The origin of the turkey pardon, however, dates to 1863—when President Abraham Lincoln offered clemency to a turkey purchased for Christmas dinner at his son's request. The pardoning of a Thanksgiving turkey became a formalized tradition during the George H. W. Bush administration.
  • President Biden Greets Guests at 2023 Turkey Pardon Ceremony
    Matthew D'Agostino
    South Lawn
    South Grounds
    Turkey Pardon
    Thanksgiving
    This photograph of the President Joseph R. Biden greeting guests at the 2023 turkey pardon ceremony was taken by Matthew D’Agostino on November 20, 2023 on the South Lawn of the White House. President Joseph R. Biden oversaw the ceremony alongside Steve Lykken, chairman of the National Turkey Federation (NTF), and Jennie-O Turkey Store vice president Jose Rojas. During the ceremony, President Biden formally “pardoned” the official National Thanksgiving Turkey, Liberty, and the alternate, Bell. Liberty and Bell were raised by Jennie-O in Willmar, Minnesota. After the ceremony, the turkeys were transferred to the University of Minnesota to be looked after and cared for the remainder of their lives. Presidents and their families have received turkeys for the holidays since the 1870s. The origin of the turkey pardon, however, dates to 1863—when President Abraham Lincoln offered clemency to a turkey purchased for Christmas dinner at his son's request. The pardoning of a Thanksgiving turkey became a formalized tradition during the George H. W. Bush administration.
  • President Biden Greets Guests at 2023 Turkey Pardon Ceremony
    Matthew D'Agostino
    South Lawn
    South Grounds
    Turkey Pardon
    Thanksgiving
    This photograph of the President Joseph R. Biden greeting guests at the 2023 turkey pardon ceremony was taken by Matthew D’Agostino on November 20, 2023 on the South Lawn of the White House. President Joseph R. Biden oversaw the ceremony alongside Steve Lykken, chairman of the National Turkey Federation (NTF), and Jennie-O Turkey Store vice president Jose Rojas. During the ceremony, President Biden formally “pardoned” the official National Thanksgiving Turkey, Liberty, and the alternate, Bell. Liberty and Bell were raised by Jennie-O in Willmar, Minnesota. After the ceremony, the turkeys were transferred to the University of Minnesota to be looked after and cared for the remainder of their lives. Presidents and their families have received turkeys for the holidays since the 1870s. The origin of the turkey pardon, however, dates to 1863—when President Abraham Lincoln offered clemency to a turkey purchased for Christmas dinner at his son's request. The pardoning of a Thanksgiving turkey became a formalized tradition during the George H. W. Bush administration.
  • President Biden Greets Guests at 2023 Turkey Pardon Ceremony
    Matthew D'Agostino
    South Lawn
    South Grounds
    Turkey Pardon
    Thanksgiving
    This photograph of the President Joseph R. Biden greeting guests at the 2023 turkey pardon ceremony was taken by Matthew D’Agostino on November 20, 2023 on the South Lawn of the White House. President Joseph R. Biden oversaw the ceremony alongside Steve Lykken, chairman of the National Turkey Federation (NTF), and Jennie-O Turkey Store vice president Jose Rojas. During the ceremony, President Biden formally “pardoned” the official National Thanksgiving Turkey, Liberty, and the alternate, Bell. Liberty and Bell were raised by Jennie-O in Willmar, Minnesota. After the ceremony, the turkeys were transferred to the University of Minnesota to be looked after and cared for the remainder of their lives. Presidents and their families have received turkeys for the holidays since the 1870s. The origin of the turkey pardon, however, dates to 1863—when President Abraham Lincoln offered clemency to a turkey purchased for Christmas dinner at his son's request. The pardoning of a Thanksgiving turkey became a formalized tradition during the George H. W. Bush administration.
  • President Biden Greets Guests at 2023 Turkey Pardon Ceremony
    Matthew D'Agostino
    South Lawn
    South Grounds
    Turkey Pardon
    Thanksgiving
    This photograph of the President Joseph R. Biden greeting guests at the 2023 turkey pardon ceremony was taken by Matthew D’Agostino on November 20, 2023 on the South Lawn of the White House. President Joseph R. Biden oversaw the ceremony alongside Steve Lykken, chairman of the National Turkey Federation (NTF), and Jennie-O Turkey Store vice president Jose Rojas. During the ceremony, President Biden formally “pardoned” the official National Thanksgiving Turkey, Liberty, and the alternate, Bell. Liberty and Bell were raised by Jennie-O in Willmar, Minnesota. After the ceremony, the turkeys were transferred to the University of Minnesota to be looked after and cared for the remainder of their lives. Presidents and their families have received turkeys for the holidays since the 1870s. The origin of the turkey pardon, however, dates to 1863—when President Abraham Lincoln offered clemency to a turkey purchased for Christmas dinner at his son's request. The pardoning of a Thanksgiving turkey became a formalized tradition during the George H. W. Bush administration.
  • President Biden Greets Guests at 2023 Turkey Pardon Ceremony
    Matthew D'Agostino
    South Lawn
    South Grounds
    Turkey Pardon
    Thanksgiving
    This photograph of the President Joseph R. Biden greeting guests at the 2023 turkey pardon ceremony was taken by Matthew D’Agostino on November 20, 2023 on the South Lawn of the White House. President Joseph R. Biden oversaw the ceremony alongside Steve Lykken, chairman of the National Turkey Federation (NTF), and Jennie-O Turkey Store vice president Jose Rojas. During the ceremony, President Biden formally “pardoned” the official National Thanksgiving Turkey, Liberty, and the alternate, Bell. Liberty and Bell were raised by Jennie-O in Willmar, Minnesota. After the ceremony, the turkeys were transferred to the University of Minnesota to be looked after and cared for the remainder of their lives. Presidents and their families have received turkeys for the holidays since the 1870s. The origin of the turkey pardon, however, dates to 1863—when President Abraham Lincoln offered clemency to a turkey purchased for Christmas dinner at his son's request. The pardoning of a Thanksgiving turkey became a formalized tradition during the George H. W. Bush administration.
  • President Biden Greets Guests at 2023 Turkey Pardon Ceremony
    Matthew D'Agostino
    South Lawn
    South Grounds
    Turkey Pardon
    Thanksgiving
    This photograph of the President Joseph R. Biden greeting guests at the 2023 turkey pardon ceremony was taken by Matthew D’Agostino on November 20, 2023 on the South Lawn of the White House. President Joseph R. Biden oversaw the ceremony alongside Steve Lykken, chairman of the National Turkey Federation (NTF), and Jennie-O Turkey Store vice president Jose Rojas. During the ceremony, President Biden formally “pardoned” the official National Thanksgiving Turkey, Liberty, and the alternate, Bell. Liberty and Bell were raised by Jennie-O in Willmar, Minnesota. After the ceremony, the turkeys were transferred to the University of Minnesota to be looked after and cared for the remainder of their lives. Presidents and their families have received turkeys for the holidays since the 1870s. The origin of the turkey pardon, however, dates to 1863—when President Abraham Lincoln offered clemency to a turkey purchased for Christmas dinner at his son's request. The pardoning of a Thanksgiving turkey became a formalized tradition during the George H. W. Bush administration.
  • President Biden Greets Guests at 2023 Turkey Pardon Ceremony
    Matthew D'Agostino
    South Lawn
    South Grounds
    Turkey Pardon
    Thanksgiving
    This photograph of the President Joseph R. Biden greeting guests at the 2023 turkey pardon ceremony was taken by Matthew D’Agostino on November 20, 2023 on the South Lawn of the White House. President Joseph R. Biden oversaw the ceremony alongside Steve Lykken, chairman of the National Turkey Federation (NTF), and Jennie-O Turkey Store vice president Jose Rojas. During the ceremony, President Biden formally “pardoned” the official National Thanksgiving Turkey, Liberty, and the alternate, Bell. Liberty and Bell were raised by Jennie-O in Willmar, Minnesota. After the ceremony, the turkeys were transferred to the University of Minnesota to be looked after and cared for the remainder of their lives. Presidents and their families have received turkeys for the holidays since the 1870s. The origin of the turkey pardon, however, dates to 1863—when President Abraham Lincoln offered clemency to a turkey purchased for Christmas dinner at his son's request. The pardoning of a Thanksgiving turkey became a formalized tradition during the George H. W. Bush administration.
  • President Biden Greets Guests at 2023 Turkey Pardon Ceremony
    Matthew D'Agostino
    South Lawn
    South Grounds
    Turkey Pardon
    Thanksgiving
    This photograph of the President Joseph R. Biden greeting guests at the 2023 turkey pardon ceremony was taken by Matthew D’Agostino on November 20, 2023 on the South Lawn of the White House. President Joseph R. Biden oversaw the ceremony alongside Steve Lykken, chairman of the National Turkey Federation (NTF), and Jennie-O Turkey Store vice president Jose Rojas. During the ceremony, President Biden formally “pardoned” the official National Thanksgiving Turkey, Liberty, and the alternate, Bell. Liberty and Bell were raised by Jennie-O in Willmar, Minnesota. After the ceremony, the turkeys were transferred to the University of Minnesota to be looked after and cared for the remainder of their lives. Presidents and their families have received turkeys for the holidays since the 1870s. The origin of the turkey pardon, however, dates to 1863—when President Abraham Lincoln offered clemency to a turkey purchased for Christmas dinner at his son's request. The pardoning of a Thanksgiving turkey became a formalized tradition during the George H. W. Bush administration.
  • 2023 Turkey Pardon Ceremony, Biden Administration
    Matthew D'Agostino
    South Lawn
    South Grounds
    Turkey Pardon
    Thanksgiving
    This photograph of the 2023 turkey pardon ceremony was taken by Matthew D’Agostino on November 20, 2023 on the South Lawn of the White House. President Joseph R. Biden is pictured alongside Steve Lykken, middle, chairman of the National Turkey Federation (NTF), and Jennie-O Turkey Store vice president Jose Rojas, left. During the ceremony, President Biden formally “pardoned” the official National Thanksgiving Turkey, Liberty, and the alternate, Bell. Liberty and Bell were raised by Jennie-O in Willmar, Minnesota. After the ceremony, the turkeys were transferred to the University of Minnesota to be looked after and cared for the remainder of their lives. Presidents and their families have received turkeys for the holidays since the 1870s. The origin of the turkey pardon, however, dates to 1863—when President Abraham Lincoln offered clemency to a turkey purchased for Christmas dinner at his son's request. The pardoning of a Thanksgiving turkey became a formalized tradition during the George H. W. Bush administration.
  • 2023 Turkey Pardon Ceremony, Biden Administration
    Matthew D'Agostino
    South Lawn
    South Grounds
    Turkey Pardon
    Thanksgiving
    This photograph of the 2023 turkey pardon ceremony was taken by Matthew D’Agostino on November 20, 2023 on the South Lawn of the White House. President Joseph R. Biden is pictured alongside Steve Lykken, middle, chairman of the National Turkey Federation (NTF), and Jennie-O Turkey Store vice president Jose Rojas, left. During the ceremony, President Biden formally “pardoned” the official National Thanksgiving Turkey, Liberty, and the alternate, Bell. Liberty and Bell were raised by Jennie-O in Willmar, Minnesota. After the ceremony, the turkeys were transferred to the University of Minnesota to be looked after and cared for the remainder of their lives. Presidents and their families have received turkeys for the holidays since the 1870s. The origin of the turkey pardon, however, dates to 1863—when President Abraham Lincoln offered clemency to a turkey purchased for Christmas dinner at his son's request. The pardoning of a Thanksgiving turkey became a formalized tradition during the George H. W. Bush administration.
  • 2023 Turkey Pardon Ceremony, Biden Administration
    Matthew D'Agostino
    South Lawn
    South Grounds
    Turkey Pardon
    Thanksgiving
    This photograph of the 2023 turkey pardon ceremony was taken by Matthew D’Agostino on November 20, 2023 on the South Lawn of the White House. President Joseph R. Biden is pictured alongside Steve Lykken, middle, chairman of the National Turkey Federation (NTF), and Jennie-O Turkey Store vice president Jose Rojas, left. During the ceremony, President Biden formally “pardoned” the official National Thanksgiving Turkey, Liberty, and the alternate, Bell. Liberty and Bell were raised by Jennie-O in Willmar, Minnesota. After the ceremony, the turkeys were transferred to the University of Minnesota to be looked after and cared for the remainder of their lives. Presidents and their families have received turkeys for the holidays since the 1870s. The origin of the turkey pardon, however, dates to 1863—when President Abraham Lincoln offered clemency to a turkey purchased for Christmas dinner at his son's request. The pardoning of a Thanksgiving turkey became a formalized tradition during the George H. W. Bush administration.
  • 2023 Turkey Pardon Ceremony, Biden Administration
    Matthew D'Agostino
    South Lawn
    South Grounds
    Turkey Pardon
    Thanksgiving
    This photograph of the 2023 turkey pardon ceremony was taken by Matthew D’Agostino on November 20, 2023 on the South Lawn of the White House. President Joseph R. Biden is pictured alongside Steve Lykken, middle, chairman of the National Turkey Federation (NTF), and Jennie-O Turkey Store vice president Jose Rojas, left. During the ceremony, President Biden formally “pardoned” the official National Thanksgiving Turkey, Liberty, and the alternate, Bell. Liberty and Bell were raised by Jennie-O in Willmar, Minnesota. After the ceremony, the turkeys were transferred to the University of Minnesota to be looked after and cared for the remainder of their lives. Presidents and their families have received turkeys for the holidays since the 1870s. The origin of the turkey pardon, however, dates to 1863—when President Abraham Lincoln offered clemency to a turkey purchased for Christmas dinner at his son's request. The pardoning of a Thanksgiving turkey became a formalized tradition during the George H. W. Bush administration.