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  • President Kennedy and Vice President Johnson with Wilma Rudolph
    Abbie Rowe
    Oval Office
    sports
    West Wing
    White House Guests
    This photograph, taken by Abbie Rowe on April 14, 1961, shows President John F. Kennedy meeting with American athlete Wilma Rudolph in the Oval Office. Rudolph was a triple Olympic gold medalist in track and field during the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome. She was considered the fastest woman in the world, and at the time of this photograph, was also a student at Tennessee State College in Nashville. Pictured in this photograph from left to right: President Kennedy; Rudolph; Rudolph’s mother Blanche Rudolph; Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson; Robert Logan (standing), a friend of Rudolph's; and Edward Temple, coach of the 1960 women’s Olympic track team.
  • White House Interior, Truman Renovation
    Abbie Rowe
    renovation
    This photograph by Abbie Rowe was taken during the Truman Renovation of the White House. Between 1948 and 1952, the White House was gutted and the interior was completely reconstructed. The facade remained intact during construction.
  • East Wing & South Portico, Truman Renovation
    Abbie Rowe
    renovation
    east view
    This photograph by Abbie Rowe was taken during the Truman renovation of the White House. Between 1948 and 1952, the White House was gutted and the interior was completely reconstructed. The facade remained intact during construction.
  • President Truman Announces Japanese Surrender
    Abbie Rowe
    Oval Office
    press
    West Wing
    World War II
    This photograph by Abbie Rowe of the National Park Service shows President Harry S. Truman in the Oval Office addressing a large group of reporters, announcing Japan's surrender to the press.
  • Truman Greets Indian Prime Minister
    Abbie Rowe
    Head of State
    State Visit
    This photograph shows President Harry Truman greeting Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru; Ambassador Vijaya Pandit, his sister; and his daughter, Indira Gandhi, upon their arrival at Washington National Airport. Nehru was the first prime minister of India following the country's independence from Great Britain.
  • Trumans Arrive at the Renovated White House
    Abbie Rowe
    North Portico
    Residence staff
    This photograph by Abbie Rowe of the National Park Service shows President Harry Truman and First Lady Bess Truman the night they returned to the White House following the completion of its four-year renovation. Left to right: Charles K. Claunch, Usher; President Truman; Howell G. Crim, Chief Usher; Mrs. Truman; Alonzo Fields, Maître d'hôtel; and J. B. West, Usher. At far right, William Kelly, Project Manager, Public Buildings, and Jess Larson, General Services Administration, admire the ceremonial White House key they are about to present to the President.
  • Trumans Under the North Portico at Christmas
    Abbie Rowe
    holidays
    Christmas
    First Family
    North Portico
    This photograph by Abbie Rowe of the National Park Service shows the Truman family standing in front of a Christmas tree on the North Portico of the White House. Left to right: First Lady Bess Truman, President Harry Truman, and their daughter, Margaret Truman.
  • Truman Family Attends Second Inauguration Ball
    Abbie Rowe
    First Family
    inauguration
    This photograph by Abbie Rowe of the National Park Service shows President Harry Truman, First Lady Bess Truman and daughter Margaret at Truman's second inaugural ball. Left to right: Unidentified man, Mrs. Bess Truman, Perle Mesta, President Truman, Margaret Truman, Arthur Bergman (Director of the National Guard Armory), unidentified man.
  • The Trumans Greet VJ Day Crowds
    Abbie Rowe
    World War II
    This photograph by Abbie Rowe of the National Park Service shows President Harry Truman and First Lady Bess Truman greeting crowds outside the White House on VJ Day -- the day the Japanese surrendered and World War II unofficially ended.
  • President Truman Announces Japanese Surrender
    Abbie Rowe
    Oval Office
    West Wing
    press
    World War II
    This photograph by Abbie Rowe of the National Park Service is of President Truman standing behind his desk in the Oval Office reading the announcement of the surrender of Japan to the press. On the wall behind Truman is a portrait of President Franklin D. Roosevelt painted by Frank O. Salisbury.
  • President Truman with Charles de Gaulle
    Abbie Rowe
    military
    ceremony
    White House Guests
    This photograph by Abbie Rowe of the National Park Service shows President Harry Truman, General Charles de Gaulle of France, and other military leaders saluting on the South Lawn.
  • Truman Renovation Souvenirs
    Abbie Rowe
    renovation
    This photograph by Abbie Rowe of the National Park Service shows eight selections of souvenirs created from remnants of the White House renovation ordered by President Harry S. Truman. This display was illustrated in the official Report of the Commission on the Renovation of the Executive Mansion. These souvenirs included paperweights made of nails and small fragments embedded in plastic, which were available to members of Congress. After the program for distributing mementos was approved, a full 13-kit display was prepared for exhibit to Congress.
  • Carpenters Lay Flooring in State Dining Room
    Abbie Rowe
    renovation
    State Dining Room
    State Floor
    construction & maintenance
    This photograph by Abbie Rowe of the National Park Service shows carpenters laying the flooring in the State Dining Room. The flooring is quartered white oak laid in a herringbone pattern. This work was part of President Harry S. Truman's large-scale 1948-1952 renovation of the White House.
  • Worker Removing Bricks
    Abbie Rowe
    renovation
    This photograph by Abbie Rowe of the National Park Service shows a worker removing bricks during the demolition. The bricks were funneled down through a wooden conduit to be stored for possible use as souvenir materials. This work was part of President Harry S. Truman's large-scale 1948-1952 renovation of the White House.
  • Removal of Groin Vaulting from Basement
    Abbie Rowe
    renovation
    Ground Floor Corridor
    Ground Foor
    This photograph by Abbie Rowe of the National Park Service shows the removal of the groin vaulting from the Ground Floor Corridor. Large portions of the original 18th century construction are visible. This work was part of President Harry S. Truman's large-scale 1948-1952 renovation of the White House.
  • Installation of Wood Finish Trim on Lunette Window
    Abbie Rowe
    renovation
    West Sitting Hall
    Second Floor
    construction & maintenance
    This photograph by Abbie Rowe of the National Park Service shows a workman finishing the trim on the window in the West Sitting Hall. This work was part of President Harry S. Truman's large-scale 1948-1952 renovation of the White House.
  • Remains of the Yellow Oval Room
    Abbie Rowe
    renovation
    Yellow Oval Room
    Second Floor
    Blue Room
    State Floor
    construction & maintenance
    This photograph by Abbie Rowe of the National Park Service shows two men standing in the Yellow Oval Room with part of the floor completely removed and the Blue Room exposed beneath. The north wall and the floor were removed in order to install steel shoring columns. This work was part of President Harry S. Truman's large-scale 1948-1952 renovation of the White House.
  • Hanging the Wilson Portrait
    Abbie Rowe
    renovation
    Red Room
    State Floor
    construction & maintenance
    This photograph by Abbie Rowe of the National Park Service shows workers returning F. Graham Cootes' 1936 portrait of President Woodrow Wilson to its place on the wall of the Red Room. This work was part of President Harry S. Truman's large-scale 1948-1952 renovation of the White House.
  • Ground Floor Demolition
    Abbie Rowe
    renovation
    Ground Floor
    construction & maintenance
    This photograph by Abbie Rowe of the National Park Service shows the Ground Floor demolition. An archway from the Ground Floor Corridor and the outline of the former stairway between the Ground Floor and State Floor are about all that remains as interior walls are removed and replaced with temporary steel supports. This work was part of President Harry S. Truman's large-scale 1948-1952 renovation of the White House.
  • Entrance Hall Under Construction
    Abbie Rowe
    renovation
    Entrance Hall
    State Floor
    This photograph by Abbie Rowe of the National Park Service shows the Entrance Hall under construction, with both the bones of William Adams Delano's grand staircase and the steel cores for white marble columns exposed. Delano also consulted on the construction of the Truman Balcony. This work was part of President Harry S. Truman's large-scale 1948-1952 renovation of the White House.
  • Truman's East Room Renovation
    Abbie Rowe
    renovation
    East Room
    State Floor
    This photograph by Abbie Rowe of the National Park Service shows the gutted East Room. Visible are the steel frame towers built to support the third floor and the roof while the rest of the house was demolished. One of the steel beams has the word "Bethlehem" in white lettering. The Bethlehem Steel company of Pennsylvania provided the support beams. This work was part of President Harry S. Truman's large-scale 1948-1952 renovation of the White House.
  • New Extended Basement Under Construction
    Abbie Rowe
    renovation
    North Portico
    This photograph by Abbie Rowe of the National Park Service shows the construction to extend the basement under the North Portico. This work was part of President Harry S. Truman's large-scale 1948-1952 renovation of the White House.
  • Bulldozer in the White House
    Abbie Rowe
    renovation
    construction & maintenance
    This photograph shows the interior of the White House completely gutted with a bulldozer in the foreground. Visible are the steel frame towers built to support the third floor and the roof while the rest of the house was demolished. This work was part of President Harry S. Truman's large-scale 1948-1952 renovation of the White House.
  • Engineers of the Truman Renovation
    Abbie Rowe
    renovation
    South Lawn
    This photograph by Abbie Rowe of the National Park Service shows the lead engineers of the Truman Renovation. Pictured are Gen. Glenn E. Edgerton, Lorenzo S. Winslow, Harbin S. Chandler, Jr., and an unidentified man.
  • South Portico Under Construction
    Abbie Rowe
    renovation
    South Portico
    construction & maintenance
    south view
    This photograph by Abbie Rowe of the National Park Service shows the south side of the White House under construction. This work was part of President Harry S. Truman's large-scale 1948-1952 renovation of the White House.