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  • Mrs. Kennedy with Members of AIID in the Refurbished Library
    Cecil Stoughton
    refurbishment
    Library
    Ground Floor
    restoration
    This photograph, taken by Cecil Stoughton on June 12, 1962, shows First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy with members of the American Institute of Interior Designers (AIID) at the opening of the finished White House Library. The refurbishment project was gifted by the AIID and directed by Henry Frances du Pont. The new features in the room included a donated circa 1810 octagonal table, a French Aubusson rug, and a newly installed chandelier.
  • Jane Irwin Harrison
    Unknown
    portrait
    painting
    This portrait of Jane Irwin Harrison by an unknown artist was completed c. 1841–42. Jane Findlay Irwin Harrison served as the official White House hostess briefly in 1841, during father-in-law President William Henry Harrison’s administration. She had lived with her in-laws following the death of her husband, William Henry Harrison Jr., and accompanied the president-elect to Washington, D.C. There, she received glowing reviews for the two receptions that she hosted with the help of her aunt, Jane Irwin Findlay. Her time as de-facto first lady was cut short, however, when President Harrison died on April 4, 1841, after only a month in office. With flowers placed at each ear and a veil pulled back from her face, this portrait was probably made to celebrate Jane Harrison’s second marriage, to widower Lewis Whiteman, following her return to North Bend, Ohio. Just a few years later, she succumbed to tuberculosis at age 42.
  • Amy Carter's Mickey Mouse Party
    Joseph H. Bailey
    performing
    parties
    hobbies
    arts & culture
    State Floor
    East Room
    music
    This photograph was taken by National Geographic photographer Joseph H. Bailey on November 17, 1978, during a party in the East Room to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Mickey Mouse. The event was hosted by Amy Carter, daughter of President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalynn Carter, who invited local children with disabilities to the celebration. Here, Amy Carter dances with Mickey Mouse as musicians from the Disney World Combo perform.
  • Amy Carter's Mickey Mouse Party
    Joseph H. Bailey
    performing
    parties
    hobbies
    arts & culture
    State Floor
    East Room
    music
    This photograph was taken by National Geographic photographer Joseph H. Bailey on November 17, 1978, during a party in the East Room to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Mickey Mouse. The event was hosted by Amy Carter, daughter of President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalynn Carter, who invited local children with disabilities to the celebration. Here, Amy Carter dances with Mickey Mouse as musicians from the Disney World Combo perform.
  • President and Mrs. Trump Welcome Trick-or-Treaters
    Tia Dufour
    Halloween
    South Grounds
    South Portico
    In this photograph, taken by Tia Dufour, President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump react with surprise to young trick-or-treaters dressed as themselves during a Halloween celebration at the White House on on October 25, 2020. The president and first lady hosted the event for local schoolchildren, children of frontline workers, and military families. The event included performances of seasonal tunes by the United States Air Force Strolling Strings as well as display stands and giveaway booths on the South Grounds by government agencies including the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Department of the Interior, and the Department of Transportation. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event incorporated safety measures including social distancing, hand sanitizing stations, a face mask requirement for guests ages 2 and up, and a "no touch" policy for giveaway distribution.
  • Mrs. Trump Welcomes Trick-or-Treaters
    Andrea Hanks
    Halloween
    South Grounds
    flowers
    decorations
    In this photograph, taken by Andrea Hanks, First Lady Melania Trump poses for a photograph with a young guest during a Halloween celebration at the White House on on October 25, 2020. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump hosted the event for local schoolchildren, children of frontline workers, and military families. The event included performances of seasonal tunes by the United States Air Force Strolling Strings as well as display stands and giveaway booths on the South Grounds by government agencies including the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Department of the Interior, and the Department of Transportation. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event incorporated safety measures including social distancing, hand sanitizing stations, a face mask requirement for guests ages 2 and up, and a "no touch" policy for giveaway distribution.
  • Halloween at the White House, 2020
    Andrea Hanks
    Halloween
    South Grounds
    This photograph of President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump greeting trick-or-treaters by the South Portico was taken by Andrea Hanks on October 25, 2020. The president and first lady hosted the Halloween celebration for local schoolchildren, children of frontline workers, and military families. The event included performances of seasonal tunes by the United States Air Force Strolling Strings as well as display stands and giveaway booths on the South Grounds by government agencies including the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Department of the Interior, and the Department of Transportation. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event incorporated safety measures including social distancing, hand sanitizing stations, a face mask requirement for guests ages 2 and up, and a "no touch" policy for giveaway distribution.
  • Halloween at the White House, 2020
    Andrea Hanks
    South Portico
    decorations
    Halloween
    This photograph of President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump greeting trick-or-treaters by the South Portico was taken by Andrea Hanks on October 25, 2020. The president and first lady hosted the Halloween celebration for local schoolchildren, children of frontline workers, and military families. The event included performances of seasonal tunes by the United States Air Force Strolling Strings as well as display stands and giveaway booths on the South Grounds by government agencies including the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Department of the Interior, and the Department of Transportation. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event incorporated safety measures including social distancing, hand sanitizing stations, a face mask requirement for guests ages 2 and up, and a "no touch" policy for giveaway distribution.
  • Halloween at the White House, 2020
    Andrea Hanks
    Halloween
    South Grounds
    This photograph of President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump greeting trick-or-treaters by the South Portico was taken by Andrea Hanks on October 25, 2020. The president and first lady hosted the Halloween celebration for local schoolchildren, children of frontline workers, and military families. The event included performances of seasonal tunes by the United States Air Force Strolling Strings as well as display stands and giveaway booths on the South Grounds by government agencies including the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Department of the Interior, and the Department of Transportation. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event incorporated safety measures including social distancing, hand sanitizing stations, a face mask requirement for guests ages 2 and up, and a "no touch" policy for giveaway distribution.
  • Halloween at the White House, 2020
    Tia Dufour
    decorations
    South Portico
    Halloween
    This photograph was taken by Tia Dufour on October 25, 2020, during a Halloween celebration at the White House hosted by President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump for local schoolchildren, children of frontline workers, and military families. For the festivities, the South Portico was decorated with autumnal leaves, chrysanthemums, and cascading pumpkins. The event included performances of seasonal tunes by the United States Air Force Strolling Strings as well as display stands and giveaway booths on the South Grounds by government agencies including the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Department of the Interior, and the Department of Transportation. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event incorporated safety measures including social distancing, hand sanitizing stations, a face mask requirement for guests ages 2 and up, and a "no touch" policy for giveaway distribution.
  • Halloween at the White House, 2018
    Shealah Craighead
    Halloween
    decorations
    South Portico
    In this photograph, taken by Shealah Craighead on October 28, 2018, President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump welcome trick-or-treaters by the South Portico for a Halloween celebration at the White House for military families. For the festivities, the South Portico was adorned with decorative cornstalks, autumnal trees, hay bales, and pumpkins. The event included performances of seasonal tunes by the United States Air Force Strolling Strings as well as a variety of activities on the South Grounds including a hay bale maze, a moon carpet by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), a robotics display by the Department of Education, and the opportunity to see a variety of vehicles including the presidential limousine, popularly known as "The Beast."
  • Halloween at the White House, 2018
    Andrea Hanks
    decorations
    Halloween
    South Portico
    In this photograph, taken by Andrea Hanks on October 28, 2018, President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump await trick-or-treaters by the South Portico for a Halloween celebration at the White House for military families. For the festivities, the South Portico was adorned with decorative cornstalks, autumnal trees, hay bales, and pumpkins. The event included performances of seasonal tunes by the United States Air Force Strolling Strings as well as a variety of activities on the South Grounds including a hay bale maze, a moon carpet by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), a robotics display by the Department of Education, and the opportunity to see variety of vehicles including the presidential limousine, popularly known as "The Beast."
  • Halloween at the White House, 2018
    Andrea Hanks
    Halloween
    South Portico
    decorations
    In this photograph, taken by Andrea Hanks on October 28, 2018, President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump welcome trick-or-treaters by the South Portico for a Halloween celebration at the White House for military families. For the festivities, the South Portico was adorned with decorative cornstalks, autumnal trees, hay bales, and pumpkins. The event included performances of seasonal tunes by the United States Air Force Strolling Strings as well as a variety of activities on the South Grounds including a hay bale maze, a moon carpet by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), a robotics display by the Department of Education, and the opportunity to see a variety of vehicles including the presidential limousine, popularly known as "The Beast."
  • Halloween at the White House, 2015
    Pete Souza
    Halloween
    South Grounds
    This photograph was taken by Pete Souza on October 30, 2015, during a Halloween celebration at the White House hosted by President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama for local children and military families. Here, the president and first lady react with delight to a young trick-or-treater dressed as a pope in a miniature popemobile. The previous month, on September 23, 2015, President Obama had welcomed Pope Francis at the White House. It was the third papal visit to the White House, following the visits of Pope John Paul II in 1979, and Pope Benedict XVI in 2008.
  • President Obama Enters Halloween-Decorated White House
    Amanda Lucidon
    South Portico
    decorations
    Halloween
    In this photograph, taken by Amanda Lucidon on October 30, 2013, President Barack Obama pauses outside the Halloween-decorated South Portico and the entryway to the Diplomatic Reception Room. The president was returning to the White House following a trip to Boston, Massachusetts, where he spoke on the Affordable Care Act. For the Halloween festivities in 2013, the South Portico was illuminated in orange and decorated by cobwebs and black and orange garlands. Other decorations for the occasion included over 185 carved jack o'lanterns and reused Bo and Sunny pipecleaner and ribbon topiaries from the White House winter holiday celebrations.
  • Halloween at the White House, 2009
    Pete Souza
    North Portico
    Halloween
    First Family
    In this photograph, taken by Pete Souza on October 31, 2009, President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and Marian Robinson, the first lady's mother, wait outside the North Portico to greet trick-or-treaters during a Halloween celebration at the White House. Costumed characters from the "Star Wars" franchise, including Chewbacca and a Stormtrooper, also wait to greet the children. That day, the president and first lady invited local schoolchildren to trick or treat at the White House and also hosted a Halloween reception in the East Room for military families and the children of White House staff.
  • State Dinner for Italian President Saragat
    Robert L. Knudsen
    staff
    State Visit
    State Floor
    State Dinner
    State Dining Room
    Residence staff
    Head of State
    centerpieces
    In this photograph, maitre d'hotel John W. Ficklin surprises President Giuseppe Saragat of Italy with a birthday cake during a State Dinner held in his honor on September 19, 1967. The State Dinner was hosted by President Lyndon B. Johnson and First Lady Lady Bird Johnson on the Italian president's 69th birthday. Prominently displayed on the table is a gilded bronze plateau purchased for the White House during the James Monroe administration. After the dinner in the State Dining Room, guests transitioned to the East Room where they enjoyed selections from the musical "Man of La Mancha" by Richard Kiley, who originated the role of Don Quixote in the Broadway production.
  • Anna Tuthill Symmes Harrison
    Unknown
    portrait
    painting
    This is a portrait of First Lady Anna Tuthill Symmes Harrison, dressed in mourning was painted by an unknown artist, ca. 1820. Anna Tuthill Symmes Harrison was married to President William Henry Harrison and was the grandmother of President Benjamin Harrison. Mrs. Harrison was 65 years old when her husband was elected president making her, at the time, the oldest woman to become first lady. When President Harrison was inaugurated in March of 1841, Mrs. Harrison remained in Ohio due to poor health. She had temporarily placed her widowed daughter-in-law Jane Irwin Harrison in charge of being the hostess. Mrs. Harrison did not recover in time to reside in the White House before President Harrison passed away a month after his inauguration.
  • Margaret Woodrow Wilson
    Unknown
    portraits
    First Family
    This black-and-white photographic portrait of Margaret Woodrow Wilson was taken around October 1, 1912. Margaret Woodrow Wilson was the eldest of President Woodrow Wilson’s three daughters, born in Georgia on April 16, 1886. In 1913, the Wilsons moved into the White House, but Margaret’s mother and first lady, Ellen Axson Wilson, passed away the next year. Margaret stepped in as White House hostess until her father married Edith Bolling Galt in 1915. Later in life, Margaret Wilson made a spiritual journey to India and lived in an ashram until her death in 1944.
  • President Bush Addresses the Nation on September 11, 2001
    Paul Morse
    speeches
    West Wing
    Oval Office
    September 11
    counterterrorism
    This photograph, taken by Paul Morse, shows President George W. Bush delivering an address to the nation from the Oval Office following the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Bush delivered the live televised address that evening. Contributors to the speech included President Bush; speechwriters John McConnell, David Frum, Matthew Scully, and Michael J. Gerson; national security advisor Condoleezza Rice and her deputy assistant Stephen J. Hadley; and members of the White House communications team. In his remarks, Bush mourned the loss of American citizens yet asserted the strength of the nation, promised retribution for the perpetrators of the attacks and their supporters, and offered words of prayer.
  • Moment of Silence for Victims of September 11th Terrorist Attacks
    David Bohrer
    staff
    commemorations
    South Lawn
    South Grounds
    September 11
    In this photograph, taken by David Bohrer on September 18, 2001, President George W. Bush and Vice President Richard B. Cheney join White House staff to observe a moment of silence on the South Lawn honoring the victims of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. The moment of silence ceremony has remained a tradition in the formal observation of September 11th at the White House. 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.
  • Moment of Silence for Victims of September 11th Terrorist Attacks
    Paul Morse
    staff
    commemorations
    South Lawn
    South Grounds
    south view
    September 11
    In this photograph, taken by Paul Morse on September 18, 2001, President George W. Bush and Vice President Richard B. Cheney join White House staff to observe a moment of silence on the South Lawn honoring the victims of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. The moment of silence ceremony has remained a tradition in the formal observation of September 11th at the White House. 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.
  • President and Mrs. Bush Visit Site of September 11 Terrorist Attacks
    Kimberlee Hewitt
    memorials
    commemorations
    September 11
    New York City
    New York
    travel
    Presidential Visit
    In this photograph, taken by Kimberlee Hewitt on September 10, 2006, President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Welch Bush participate in a wreath-laying ceremony at the north reflecting pool at the former site of the World Trade Center in New York, New York. President and Mrs. Bush paid their respects at the site to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the terrorist attacks that destroyed the twin towers of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. The National September 11 Memorial was later built on the site and dedicated on September 11, 2011. In May 2014, an adjacent museum was opened and dedicated by President Barack Obama.
  • 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.
  • Moment of Silence, September 11, 2005
    Krisanne Johnson
    staff
    south view
    commemorations
    South Lawn
    South Grounds
    September 11
    In this photograph, President George W. Bush, First Lady Laura Welch Bush, Vice President Richard B. Cheney, and Second Lady Lynne V. Cheney join White House staff for a moment of silence on the South Lawn in commemoration of the fourth anniversary of the terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. 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.