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  • This engraving of the South Lawn depicts a simple rail fence that was put in place after Jefferson's stone wall was removed.
    Keywords: South Lawn
    Last Modified: 3/16/2017
    File name: 1112636.tif
  • This color print by N. C. Wyeth (often known as Newell Convers Wyeth) depicts George Washington inspecting the unfinished President's House with architect James Hoban. The print was created by Wyeth as part of a series of patriotic posters for the Pennsylvania Railroad.
    Keywords: White House, north view
    Last Modified: 3/7/2017
    File name: 1426.tif
  • This photograph by Harris & Ewing shows President Woodrow Wilson's sheep grazing on the South Lawn. Instead of using groundskeepers to cut the grass, the sheep grazed on the White House lawns. The flock grew to 48 at its peak. The wool sheared from the sheep was sold at auction to raise money for the Red Cross.
    Keywords: South Lawn, pets
    Last Modified: 2/14/2017
    File name: 1159.tif
  • This photograph by National Photo Company shows President Woodrow Wilson's sheep grazing on the South Lawn. Instead of using groundskeepers to cut the grass, the sheep grazed on the White House lawns. The flock grew to 48 at its peak. The wool sheared from the sheep was sold at auction to raise money for the Red Cross.
    Keywords: South Lawn, pets
    Last Modified: 2/14/2017
    File name: 1075.tif
  • This photograph by Bruce White shows the entry stairwell to Blair House. The porch light is left on in the evenings to welcome the guests. Blair House is located across Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House and is known as the President's Guest House. Visiting diplomats and dignitaries stay at Blair House while on official visits with the White House and is historically where the president-elect and first family reside prior to taking the oath of office.
    Keywords: Blair House
    Last Modified: 11/29/2016
    File name: 1113093.tif
  • This sketch by Lili Réthi shows the construction for the North Portico as seen from the east end of the White House. This work was part of President Harry S. Truman's large-scale 1948-1952 renovation of the White House.
    Keywords: renovation
    Last Modified: 10/25/2016
    File name: 3699.tif
  • 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.
    Keywords: renovation, North Portico
    Last Modified: 10/25/2016
    File name: 2446.tif