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  • White House Flag at Half-Staff in Observance of September 11
    Joyce N. Boghosian
    north view
    flags
    commemorations
    September 11
    This photograph, taken by Joyce N. Boghosian on September 11, 2020, shows the American flag atop the White House flown at half-staff in observance of Patriot Day. In 2002, President George W. 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.
  • White House Flag at Half-Staff in Observance of September 11
    Joyce N. Boghosian
    north view
    flags
    commemorations
    September 11
    This photograph, taken by Joyce N. Boghosian on September 11, 2020, shows the American flag atop the White House flown at half-staff in observance of Patriot Day. In 2002, President George W. 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.
  • "Windsong III" in the East Garden
    Unknown
    Jacqueline Kennedy Garden
    This photograph of a kinetic sculpture was exhibited in the East Garden in October 1999 as part of the Bill Clinton administration's 20th-Century American Sculpture in the White House Garden exhibition. The sculpture pictured is by Robert Mangold is titled, "Windsong III," and is made to move with the wind. It is composed of concentric cones attached to independently mobile spokes, radiating from a vertical cylindrical base. Made of three distinct parts, two outer spokes move in a clockwise direction and the central spoke moves counterclockwise. Mangold's sculpture was featured in the eighth and final series of the exhibition. The eight exhibition was titled, "The View from Denver" and was organized by The Denver Art Museum.
  • "Earth Song" in the East Garden
    Unknown
    Jacqueline Kennedy Garden
    This photograph of a sculpture by Allan Houser was taken during the Bill Clinton administration's sixth 20th-Century American Sculpture in the White House exhibition in the East Garden, during 1997 and 1998. The exhibition, the sixth of eight in the series, honored Native American artists. The exhibition ran from September 22, 1997 to September 21, 1998 and was organized by The Heard Museum of Phoenix, Arizona. This sculpture, titled "Earth Song," was sculpted by Allan Houser in 1978. It depicts an Apache man singing a song of respect, a prayer to Mother Earth. The rhythm of his prayer is measured by the beats of his water drum as he sings to thank the earth for sustaining all living forms.
  • 20th-Century American Sculpture in the East Garden
    Unknown
    Jacqueline Kennedy Garden
    This photograph of the East Garden, or the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, was taken during the first art exhibition of the Bill Clinton administration. The exhibition was one of eight in a series celebrating 20th-century American sculpture. The first exhibition honored artists from the Midwest and was organized by the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden and the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. It ran from October 8, 1994 through February 28, 1995. This photograph features George Segal's "Walking Man" in the foreground and Richard Hunt's "Farmer's Dream" in the background.
  • View of the Nordic State Dinner on the South Lawn
    Matthew D'Agostino
    State Dinner
    State Visit
    South Lawn
    Washington Monument
    This photograph was taken by Matthew D'Agostino for the White House Historical Association on May 13, 2016. This photograph captures the Washington Monument from the South Lawn of the White House. In the foreground, guests of the Nordic State Dinner and a tent set up for the festivities are visible. The decor of the event, and the tent, were inspired by the northern lights, the wintry environs of the five Nordic nations in attendance, and ice. The State Dinner was held during the Barack Obama administration.
  • President's Levee, or All Creation Going to the White-House, Washington
    Robert Cruikshank
    White House Guests
    South Grounds
    This engraving done in 1840 illustrates an Andrew Jackson-era levee. Famously, Jackson threw an inauguration party at the White House where guests refused to leave and to be lured outside the building by tubs of ice cream and whisky punch. The engraving was done by Robert Cruikshank, sometimes referred to as Isaac Robert Cruikshank.
  • The President's House, December 1800
    Tom Freeman
    south view
    This painting of a New Year's Eve reception at the White House was created by artist Tom Freeman in 2000, during President Bill Clinton's administration. As part of a celebration of the 200th anniversary of the occupancy of the White House, the White House Historical Association commissioned this painting depicting guests arriving at the south entrance of the President's House in 1800 for a levee hosted by President John Adams. ***Interior use only for publications***