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  • Christmas Card from Presidential Crew (Interior)
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    holidays
    Christmas
    document
    This is the interior of a Christmas card, circa 1968. The card contains the message "season's greetings from the presidential crew." The exterior of the card featured images of two aircraft used by the president during the Lyndon B. Johnson administration: Air Force One (SAM 26000) and a Lockheed JetStar. To see the exterior of the card, see 1128412. For a full pdf of the card, see 1128413. The Christmas card is part of a private collection belonging to former White House Executive Chef Henry Haller. Haller served five first families and their distinguished guests as executive chef of the White House from 1966-1987.
  • Christmas Card from the Presidential Crew (Exterior)
    Unknown
    transportation
    holidays
    Christmas
    Air Force One
    This is the exterior of a Christmas card, circa 1968. On the card, two aircraft used by the president during the Lyndon B. Johnson administration fly side-by-side. The image features Air Force One (SAM 26000) and a Lockheed JetStar. The interior of the card contains the following printed message: "Season's Greetings from the Presidential Crew." This Christmas card is part of a private collection belonging to former White House Executive Chef Henry Haller. Haller served as executive chef at the White House from 1966-1987. To see the interior of the card, see 1128411. For a full pdf of the card, see 1128413.
  • Christmas Card from the Presidential Crew
    Unknown
    transportation
    holidays
    Christmas
    Air Force One
    The Christmas card was part of a private collection belonging to former White House Executive Chef Henry Haller. On the outside of the card, two aircraft used by the president during the Lyndon B. Johnson administration fly side-by-side. The image features Air Force One (SAM 26000) and a Lockheed JetStar. The interior of the card contains the following printed message: "Season's Greetings from the Presidential Crew."
  • State Dining Room Set Up for State Dinner Honoring Emperor Hirohito
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    place setting
    State Floor
    State Dining Room
    State Visit
    State Dinner
    This photograph shows the State Dining Room set for a State Dinner hosted by President Gerald R. Ford and First Lady Betty Ford on October 2, 1975 in honor of Emperor Hirohito and Empress Kōjun of Japan. The Lyndon B. Johnson china service was used at each place setting. White House Executive Chef Henry Haller oversaw the food preparations for the meal, which included veal medallions with wild rice and green beans niçoise, lobster en bellevue, an endive and watercress salad, and raspberry mousse. Following the dinner, guests transitioned to the East Room for entertainment by pianist Van Cliburn. To see images of Haller and the White House domestic staff team readying the dishes to serve, see 1128247, 1128250, 1128252, and 1128253. This photograph is part of a collection belonging to former White House Executive Chef Henry Haller. Haller served as executive chef at the White House from 1966-1987.
  • White House Kitchen Staff, Reagan Administration
    Unknown
    staff
    Ground Floor
    Kitchen
    This photograph of the White House Kitchen staff was taken in October 1983. White House Executive Chef Henry Haller stands in the center of the group with a visitor, likely his wife, Carole. Also pictured in this photograph is an unidentified member of the kitchen staff (far left), Frank Ruta (second from left), an unidentified chef (third from left), assistant pastry chef Franette McCulloch (third from right), pastry chef Roland Mesnier, and sous chef Hans Raffert (far right). This photograph is part of Henry Haller's personal collection. Haller served as executive chef at the White House from 1966-1987.
  • South View of the White House
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    south view
    South Portico
    South Grounds
    This photograph presents a south view of the White House as it appeared during the mid-20th century, circa 1966-1987. The South Fountain is prominently featured. This photograph is part of a collection belonging to former White House Executive Chef Henry Hall. Haller was executive chef at the White House for over 20 years, and served every president from Lyndon B. Johnson through Ronald Reagan.
  • Chef Henry Haller and Head Butler Eugene Allen
    Unknown
    staff
    President's Dining Room
    Second Floor
    This photograph of maitre d'hotel Eugene Allen and White House Executive Chef Henry Haller was taken in July 1982, during the Ronald Reagan administration, in the President's Dining Room on the Second Floor of the White House. Allen worked from 1952 to 1986 as a pantryman, butler, and maître d’hotel. Haller served as executive chef from 1966-1987. This photograph is part of Chef Haller's personal collection.
  • Ronald Reagan
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    portrait
    This photograph of former President Ronald Reagan was presented to former White House Executive Chef Henry Haller. Haller served as executive chef at the White House from 1966-1987. Reagan served two terms as president, from 1981-1989. A label on the reverse side of this photograph indicates that it might have been gifted to Haller on August 3, 1995 through the offices of Congressman Ed Royce of California and Morningside, an assisted living community in Fullerton, California. This photograph is part of a collection belonging to former White House Executive Chef Henry Haller.
  • North Drive of the White House
    Unknown
    north view
    This photograph presenting a north view of the White House and the North Drive was taken in the mid-20th century, circa 1966-1987. This photograph is a part of a personal collection belonging to former White House Executive Chef Henry Haller, who served presidents Lyndon B. Johnson through Ronald Reagan.
  • Official White House Gingerbread House, 1977
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    food
    State Dining Room
    holidays
    Christmas
    State Floor
    This photograph shows a German A-frame gingerbread house created by White House Assistant Executive Chef Hans Raffert for the 1977 holiday season, during the Jimmy Carter administration. Raffert's gingerbread houses had been a holiday tradition since 1969. This photograph is part of a collection belonging to former White House Executive Chef Henry Haller. Haller served as executive chef at the White House from 1966-1987.
  • Official White House Gingerbread House, 1978
    Unknown
    Christmas
    holidays
    food
    State Dining Room
    State Floor
    This photograph shows a German A-frame gingerbread house created by White House Assistant Executive Chef Hans Raffert for the 1978 holiday season, during the Jimmy Carter administration. Raffert's gingerbread houses had been a holiday tradition since 1969. This photograph is part of a collection belonging to former White House Executive Chef Henry Haller. Haller served as executive chef of the White House from 1966-1987.
  • Official White House Christmas Tree, 1981
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    holidays
    Christmas
    Blue Room
    State Floor
    This photograph shows the official White House Christmas tree positioned in the center of the Blue Room for the 1981 holiday season. This was the first Christmas that President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan celebrated in the White House. The tree featured ornaments lent by the Museum of American Folk Art. This photograph is part of a collection belonging to former White House Executive Chef Henry Haller. Haller served as executive chef at the White House from 1966-1987.
  • Official White House Christmas Tree, 1984
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    Blue Room
    State Floor
    Christmas
    holidays
    This photograph shows the official White House Christmas tree positioned in the center of the Blue Room for the 1984 holiday season. Known for her "Just Say No" campaign, First Lady Nancy Reagan was dedicated to combating drug use and addiction. Starting in 1982, Mrs. Reagan arranged for the people of Second Genesis, a drug treatment program in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia, to provide ornaments for her Christmas trees. In 1984, Second Genesis fashioned ornaments out of plant material to compliment natural pieces crafted by the Brandywine Museum in Pennsylvania. This photograph is part of a collection belonging to former White House Executive Chef Henry Haller. Haller served as executive chef of the White House from 1966-1987.
  • President Reagan Enjoys Breakfast with King of Saudi Arabia
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    Head of State
    Cabinet
    Second Floor
    President's Dining Room
    White House Guests
    staff
    In this photograph, taken February 12, 1985, President Ronald Reagan has breakfast in the private President's Dining Room on the Second Floor of the White House with King Fahd ibn ʻAbd al-ʻAzīz of Saudi Arabia. United States National Security Advisor Robert C. McFarlane, United States Secretary of State George Pratt Schultz, Saudi Arabian Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Saud al-Faisal, and Saudi Arabian Ambassador to the United States Prince Bandar Bin Sultan complete the breakfast meeting party. In his diary, President Reagan reflected with satisfaction on the breakfast meeting, as a productive step in Middle East peace plan discussions. In the background, head butler John Johnson can be seen carrying in dishes of food. This photograph is part of a collection belonging to former White House Executive Chef Henry Haller. Haller served as executive chef at the White House from 1966-1987, catering to the tastes of five first families and their distinguished guests.
  • The Reagans with Official White House Christmas Tree, 1985
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    Christmas
    Blue Room
    State Floor
    holidays
    In this photograph, taken December 16, 1985, President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan pose in front of the official White House Christmas tree, positioned in the center of the Blue Room. Known for her "Just Say No" campaign, Mrs. Reagan was deeply interested in combating drug use and addiction, and, starting in 1982, arranged for the people of Second Genesis, a drug treatment program in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia, to provide decorations for her Christmas trees. In 1985, the Reagan's Executive Residence staff and Second Genesis made 1,500 ornaments from holiday cards sent to President Reagan in 1984. This photograph is part of a collection belonging to former White House Executive Chef Henry Haller. Haller served as executive chef of the White House from 1966-1987.
  • White House Family Kitchen
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    Second Floor
    Family Kitchen
    This photograph of the private Family Kitchen on the Second Floor of the White House was taken in the mid-20th century, circa 1966-1987. Unlike the formal kitchen on the Ground Floor, where the White House Kitchen staff prepares elaborate meals for first families and their distinguished guests, the Family Kitchen offers a space for White House residents to prepare meals for themselves. The Family Kitchen gave President Jimmy Carter a private space to prepare his morning cup of coffee when he awoke at around 5:30AM, and gave President Gerald R. Ford a place to toast his favorite breakfast of English muffins. This photograph is part of a collection belonging to former White House Executive Chef Henry Haller. Haller served as executive chef of the White House from 1966-1987.
  • The Reagans Celebrate Anniversary with Queen Elizabeth II
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    celebration
    Head of State
    Presidential Visit
    First Lady Visit
    In this photograph, taken March 4, 1983, President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan pose with Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh on board the HRM Britannia docked in the San Francisco harbor. The long-reigning English queen invited the Reagans aboard her royal yacht to celebrate their 31st wedding anniversary. The night before the Reagans hosted the royals for a State Dinner at the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum. This photograph is part of a collection belonging to former White House Executive Chef Henry Haller. Haller served as executive chef at the White House from 1966-1987.
  • Woman in the White House Kitchen
    Unknown
    Kitchen
    Ground Floor
    staff
    This photograph of an unidentified woman was taken in July 1982 in the White House Kitchen. She is possibly a member of the White House residence staff. This photograph is part of a collection belonging to former White House Executive Chef Henry Haller. Haller served as the White House Executive Chef from 1966-1987, during the presidencies of Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard M. Nixon, Gerald R. Ford, Jimmy Carter, and Ronald Reagan.
  • Air Force One (SAM 26000)
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    transportation
    Air Force One
    This photograph of Air Force One in flight was taken in the mid-20th century, circa 1966-1987. Air Force One is the designation given to any Air Force aircraft carrying the president. This photograph shows SAM 26000, a highly modified Boeing civilian 707-320B airliner, that was presented to President John F. Kennedy on October 10, 1962. It was the first jet airliner specifically designed for presidential use. SAM 26000 was used as a presidential aircraft until May 1998, carrying eight presidents. This photograph is part of a collection belonging to former White House Executive Chef Henry Haller. Haller served as executive chef at the White House from 1966-1987.
  • Former Executive Chef Haller Visits White House Kitchen
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    Ground Floor
    Kitchen
    staff
    In this photograph, taken May 27, 2008, former White House Executive Chef Henry Haller returns to the Ground Floor Kitchen to visit current White House Executive Chef Cristeta "Cris" Comerford and her culinary team. Swiss-American chef Haller held the position from 1966-1987, serving five first families and their distinguished guests. Filipino-American chef Comerford began working as White House executive chef in 2005 during the George W. Bush administration. She was the first woman as well as the first person of color to serve in the role since it was created in 1961. This photograph is part of a collection belonging to former White House Executive Chef Henry Haller.
  • Red Room, Johnson Administration
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    Red Room
    State Floor
    This photograph of the Red Room was likely taken circa 1962-1964, early into the administration of Lyndon B. Johnson. The Red Room is located on the State Floor of the Executive Mansion. The room was first decorated with red fabrics during the James K. Polk administration in 1845. The richly decorated room is filled with furnishings in the American “Empire” or “Grecian” style. The parlor has been used for intimate receptions, teas, and meetings. This photograph is part of a collection belonging to former White House Executive Chef Henry Haller. Haller served as executive chef at the White House from 1966-1987.
  • Presentation of Thanksgiving Turkey
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    staff
    White House Guests
    West Wing
    Thanksgiving
    Congress
    In this photograph, White House Executive Chef Henry Haller receives a turkey in the lobby of the West Wing. The turkey was presented by United States Senator Everett McKinley Dirksen of Illinois (far right) and representatives from the poultry and farming industries on November 10, 1966. President Lyndon B. Johnson was at his Texas ranch for Thanksgiving 1966, which fell on November 24th. While presidents have received turkeys for the holidays as far back as the 1870s, and President Abraham Lincoln did not slaughter a turkey purchased for Christmas dinner at his son Tad's request in 1863, the formalized tradition of a turkey pardon did not start until the 1980s during the administration of Ronald Reagan. This photograph is part of a collection belonging to former White House Executive Chef Henry Haller. Henry Haller served as executive chef at the White House from 1966-1987.
  • Staff Party in the Family Dining Room
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    staff
    State Floor
    Family Dining Room
    celebration
    This photograph of a staff party in the Family Dining Room was taken on June 15, 1987, during the Ronald Reagan administration. In the foreground of the photograph are five members of the White House Kitchen staff. From left: White House Executive Chef Henry Haller, kitchen steward Adam Collick, assistant pastry chef Franette McCulloch, chef Frank Ruta, and White House Executive Pastry Chef Roland Mesnier. This photograph is part of a collection belonging to former White House Executive Chef Henry Haller. As executive chef from 1966-1987, Haller catered to the tastes of five first families and their distinguished guests.
  • Chef Haller Consults with Eugene Allen at Formal Dinner
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    Family Dining Room
    State Floor
    staff
    In this photograph, White House Executive Chef Henry Haller consults with Maître d'hôtel Eugene Allen, head butler John Johnson, and the team of butlers in the Family Dining Room. The table is lined with trays of lobster, waiting to be served. Both Haller and Allen were long-time employees at the White House. Haller served five first families as White House executive chef from 1966-1987. Allen began working at the White House in 1952, as a pantry man during the Dwight D. Eisenhower administration. He was promoted to the position of maître d'hôtel during the administration of Ronald Reagan. This photograph is part of Chef Haller's personal collection.
  • Official White House Christmas Tree, 1986
    Unknown
    Christmas
    holidays
    Blue Room
    State Floor
    This photograph shows the official White House Christmas tree positioned in the center of the Blue Room for the 1986 holiday season. Known for her "Just Say No" campaign, First Lady Nancy Reagan was deeply interested in combating drug use and addiction. Starting in 1982, Mrs. Reagan arranged for the people of Second Genesis, a drug treatment program in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia, to provide decorations for her Christmas trees. In 1986, Second Genesis worked with the White House residence staff to create over 100 "Mother Goose" ornaments to decorate the tree, and 15 soft-sculpture scenes at the base of the tree depicting Mother Goose rhymes. Other decorations on the tree included wooden gingerbread cookie ornaments, a return of the state flower ornaments that debuted with the 1969 official White House Christmas tree, Christmas card ornaments, and a soft-sculpture angel tree topper. This photograph is part of a collection belonging to former White House Executive Chef Henry Haller. Haller served as the executive chef of the White House from 1966-1987..