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  • This landscape was done by Andrew Wyeth. The painting features a large crescent moon positioned next to the planet Jupiter in the evening sky, hovering over the shore. The astronomical features are also reflected in the quiet surface of a lake that fills the lower half of the canvas. Wyeth was lauded as one of the best-known American painters of the mid-20th century. Wyeth's father Newell Convers (N.C.) and sister Henriette also have work in the White House Collection.
    Keywords: landscape
    Last Modified: 7/17/2017
    File name: 8706.tif
  • This is a lithograph of the Federal Hall of the City of New York. Before the capital was moved to the Federal City of Washington, it operated in New York City. New York was the first United States capital after the ratification of the Constitution. This print was made by Charles Currier, who based it on a drawing by John Joseph Holland.
    Keywords: New York
    Last Modified: 7/13/2017
    File name: 1113263.tiff
  • This is a watercolor painting of a flower created by First Lady Caroline Scott Harrison. This piece, along with other drawings and watercolors in her collection, display her talent at depicting flower and nature scenes.
    Keywords: flowers, painting
    Last Modified: 7/13/2017
    File name: 1113279.tif
  • This is a watercolor painting of a bird's nest created by First Lady Caroline Scott Harrison. This piece, along with other drawings and watercolors in her collection, display her talent at depicting flower and nature scenes.
    Keywords: painting
    Last Modified: 7/13/2017
    File name: 1113278.tif
  • This is a porcelain plate decorated with a painting of a sandpiper and a poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow painted by First Lady Caroline Scott Harrison. The plate was painted while she served as first lady during her husband Benjamin Harrison's administration. This plate is in the collection of the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site.
    Keywords: china, plate
    Last Modified: 7/13/2017
    File name: 1113286.tif
  • This is a watercolor painting of a flower created by First Lady Caroline Scott Harrison. This piece, along with other drawings and watercolors in her collection, display her talent at depicting flower and nature scenes.
    Keywords: flowers, painting
    Last Modified: 7/13/2017
    File name: 1113277.tif
  • This is a hand-drawn sketch of Benjamin Harrison McKee, affectionately known as "Baby McKee." The drawing was done by Baby McKee's grandmother, First Lady Caroline Scott Harrison. Mrs. Harrison did not sketch often, but her grandson was the subject of some of her sketches. Mrs. Harrison captioned this sketch "Purity in the President's Chair."
    Keywords: drawing, chair, First Family
    Last Modified: 7/13/2017
    File name: 1113287.tif
  • This is a watercolor painting of a rose created by First Lady Caroline Scott Harrison. This piece, along with other drawings and watercolors in her collection, display her talent at depicting flower and nature scenes.
    Keywords: flowers, painting
    Last Modified: 7/13/2017
    File name: 1113276.tif
  • This is a porcelain plate purchased and then painted by First Lady Caroline Scott Harrison. She purchased blank porcelain plates to paint decorations on, such as the pansies seen on this plate. Mrs. Harrison was known for giving these pieces as gifts to friends and family.
    Keywords: china, plate
    Last Modified: 7/13/2017
    File name: 1113292.tif
  • This miniature portrait of future president James Madison was painted by Charles Willson Peale. Madison was an accomplished legislator when he entered his presidency: he had previously served in the Virginia House of Delegates, the Second Continental Congress, and the House of Representatives. He played a pivotal role during his time in the House, drafting of the Bill of Rights, and later served as Thomas Jefferson's secretary of state. He was the first president to have previously served in Congress. Peale was a soldier and inventor and created many portraits of Revolutionary War era figures. He has pieces, including a portrait of George Washington, in the White House Collection as do his younger brother, James, and his son, Rembrandt.
    Keywords: portrait
    Last Modified: 7/13/2017
    File name: 1113262.tif
  • This image shows a close up of First Lady Caroline Scott Harrison's monogram on a teapot she decorated herself. The letters read "CSH" which were her initials. One of Mrs. Harrison's hobbies was to paint china pieces by hand.
    Keywords: china, teapot, hobby
    Last Modified: 7/13/2017
    File name: 1113290.tif
  • This is a porcelain plate purchased by First Lady Caroline Scott Harrison. Mrs. Harrison purchased blank porcelain plates to paint decorations on, such as the irises seen on this plate. Mrs. Harrison was known for giving these pieces as gifts to friends and family. She also put these pieces up for charity auctions as well.
    Keywords: china, plate
    Last Modified: 7/13/2017
    File name: 1113294.tif
  • This is a porcelain plate purchased by First Lady Caroline Scott Harrison. Mrs. Harrison purchased blank porcelain plates to paint decorations on, such as the nasturtiums seen on this plate. Mrs. Harrison was known for giving these pieces as gifts to friends and family. She also put these pieces up for charity auctions as well.
    Keywords: china, plate
    Last Modified: 7/13/2017
    File name: 1113295.tif
  • This image shows a tray with an orchid painting on it and the matching tea set hand decorated by First Lady Caroline Scott Harrison. The orchid painted on the tray and tea set are similar to a watercolor painting that Mrs. Harrison had completed earlier. This set shows that Mrs. Harrison used the watercolor paintings to decorate her china pieces.
    Keywords: flowers, hobby
    Last Modified: 7/13/2017
    File name: 1113291.tif
  • This is a porcelain plate painted by Paul Putzki. First Lady Caroline Lavinia Scott Harrison was a friend and student of Putzki. They met in Indianapolis where the Harrison family lived before the presidency of Mrs. Harrison's husband, Benjamin Harrison. During her husband's administration, Mrs. Harrison invited Putzki to come and teach classes in Washington D.C. at the White House. He set up a personal studio in the city and taught classes in the White House Conservatory.
    Keywords: china, plate
    Last Modified: 7/13/2017
    File name: 1113285.tif
  • This is a chocolate pot that First Lady Caroline Scott Harrison hand-painted for her friend Ethel Johnson Hurty. It was a common practice for Mrs. Harrison to buy blank china pieces and hand-paint decorations on them to give to friends and family as gifts. She also put these pieces up for charity auctions as well.
    Keywords: china, pot
    Last Modified: 7/13/2017
    File name: 1113296.tif