• George Washington Inspects the Unfinished President's House
    N. C. Wyeth
    White House
    north view
    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.
  • Union Battalion on the South Lawn
    White House
    south view
    Civil War
    This black and white photograph shows the Cassius M. Clay Battalion of the Union Army on the South Lawn. This battalion was tasked with defending the White House during the Civil War. The group of men standing in the center is believed to be President Lincoln and his Cabinet.