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  • The First Reading of the Emancipation Proclamation Before the Cabinet
    Alexander Hay Ritchie
    Second Floor
    Lincoln Bedroom
    Cabinet
    This 1866 engraving by Alexander Hay Ritchie is based on the 1864 painting by Francis Bicknell Carpenter. The widely circulated engraving depicts the first reading of the Emancipation Proclamation in the Cabinet Room of the White House, in what is now the Lincoln Bedroom. The Emancipation Proclamation was signed on January 1, 1863 and granted freedom to enslaved people residing in Confederate states. Those present were (from left to right): Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of the Treasury Salmon P. Chase, President Abraham Lincoln, Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Interior Caleb B. Smith, Secretary of State William H. Seward, Postmaster General Montgomery Blair, and Attorney General Edward Bates.
  • State Dinner Table Settings and Decor, Trump Administration
    Suz Redfearn
    State Visit
    State Floor
    State Dinner
    State Dining Room
    This photograph is of the table settings and decor for the State Dinner held in honor of French president Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018, during the Donald Trump administration. For the State Dinner, the first hosted by President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, china from the Bill Clinton administration was used and a menu was placed upon each service dish. The menus were flourished with a gold, embossed fleur de lis. The State Dinner was held in the State Dining Room with each table decorated with a centerpiece of sweet pea and white lilac flowers. Suz Redfearn took this photograph for the White House Historical Association on April 23.
  • State Dinner Table Settings and Decor, Trump Administration
    Suz Redfearn
    State Visit
    State Floor
    State Dinner
    State Dining Room
    This photograph is of the table settings and decor for the State Dinner held in honor of French president Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018, during the Donald Trump administration. For the State Dinner, the first hosted by President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, china from the Bill Clinton administration was used and a menu was placed upon each service dish. The menus were flourished with a gold, embossed fleur de lis. The State Dinner was held in the State Dining Room with each table decorated with a centerpiece of sweet pea and white lilac flowers. Suz Redfearn took this photograph for the White House Historical Association on April 23.
  • State Dinner Table Settings and Decor, Trump Administration
    Suz Redfearn
    State Visit
    State Floor
    State Dinner
    State Dining Room
    This photograph is of the table settings and decor for the State Dinner held in honor of French president Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018, during the Donald Trump administration. For the State Dinner, the first hosted by President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, china from the Bill Clinton administration was used and a menu was placed upon each service dish. The menus were flourished with a gold, embossed fleur de lis. The State Dinner was held in the State Dining Room with each table decorated with a centerpiece of sweet pea and white lilac flowers. Suz Redfearn took this photograph for the White House Historical Association on April 23.
  • State Dinner Table Settings and Decor, Trump Administration
    Suz Redfearn
    State Visit
    State Floor
    State Dinner
    State Dining Room
    This photograph is of the table settings and decor for the State Dinner held in honor of French president Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018, during the Donald Trump administration. For the State Dinner, the first hosted by President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, china from the Bill Clinton administration was used and a menu was placed upon each service dish. The menus were flourished with a gold, embossed fleur de lis. The State Dinner was held in the State Dining Room with each table decorated with a centerpiece of sweet pea and white lilac flowers. Suz Redfearn took this photograph for the White House Historical Association on April 23.
  • State Dinner Table Settings and Decor, Trump Administration
    Suz Redfearn
    State Visit
    State Floor
    State Dinner
    State Dining Room
    This photograph is of the table settings and decor for the State Dinner held in honor of French president Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018, during the Donald Trump administration. For the State Dinner, the first hosted by President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, china from the Bill Clinton administration was used and a menu was placed upon each service dish. The menus were flourished with a gold, embossed fleur de lis. The State Dinner was held in the State Dining Room with each table decorated with a centerpiece of sweet pea and white lilac flowers. Suz Redfearn took this photograph for the White House Historical Association on April 23.
  • State Dinner Table Settings and Decor, Trump Administration
    Suz Redfearn
    State Visit
    State Floor
    State Dinner
    State Dining Room
    This photograph is of the table settings and decor for the State Dinner held in honor of French president Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018, during the Donald Trump administration. For the State Dinner, the first hosted by President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, china from the Bill Clinton administration was used and a menu was placed upon each service dish. The menus were flourished with a gold, embossed fleur de lis. The State Dinner was held in the State Dining Room with each table decorated with a centerpiece of sweet pea and white lilac flowers. Suz Redfearn took this photograph for the White House Historical Association on April 23.
  • State Dinner Table Settings and Decor, Trump Administration
    Suz Redfearn
    State Visit
    State Floor
    State Dinner
    State Dining Room
    This photograph is of the table settings and decor for the State Dinner held in honor of French president Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018, during the Donald Trump administration. For the State Dinner, the first hosted by President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, china from the Bill Clinton administration was used and a menu was placed upon each service dish. The menus were flourished with a gold, embossed fleur de lis. The State Dinner was held in the State Dining Room with each table decorated with a centerpiece of sweet pea and white lilac flowers. Suz Redfearn took this photograph for the White House Historical Association on April 23.
  • State Dinner Table Settings and Decor, Trump Administration
    Suz Redfearn
    State Visit
    State Floor
    State Dinner
    State Dining Room
    This photograph is of the table settings and decor for the State Dinner held in honor of French president Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018, during the Donald Trump administration. For the State Dinner, the first hosted by President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, china from the Bill Clinton administration was used and a menu was placed upon each service dish. The menus were flourished with a gold, embossed fleur de lis. The State Dinner was held in the State Dining Room with each table decorated with a centerpiece of sweet pea and white lilac flowers. Suz Redfearn took this photograph for the White House Historical Association on April 23.
  • State Dinner Table Settings and Decor, Trump Administration
    Suz Redfearn
    State Visit
    State Floor
    State Dinner
    State Dining Room
    This photograph is of the table settings and decor for the State Dinner held in honor of French president Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018, during the Donald Trump administration. For the State Dinner, the first hosted by President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, china from the Bill Clinton administration was used and a menu was placed upon each service dish. The menus were flourished with a gold, embossed fleur de lis. The State Dinner was held in the State Dining Room with each table decorated with a centerpiece of sweet pea and white lilac flowers. Suz Redfearn took this photograph for the White House Historical Association on April 23.
  • State Dinner Table Setting, Trump Administration
    Suz Redfearn
    State Dining Room
    State Dinner
    State Floor
    State Visit
    china service
    place setting
    This photograph is of a table setting and menu for the State Dinner held in honor of French president Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018, during the Donald Trump administration. For the State Dinner, the first hosted by President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, china from the Bill Clinton administration was used and a menu was placed upon each service dish. The menus were flourished with a gold, embossed fleur de lis. The State Dinner was held in the State Dining Room. Suz Redfearn took this photograph for the White House Historical Association on April 23.
  • State Dinner Table Setting, Trump Administration
    Suz Redfearn
    State Dining Room
    State Dinner
    State Floor
    State Visit
    china service
    place setting
    This photograph is of a table setting and menu for the State Dinner held in honor of French president Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018, during the Donald Trump administration. For the State Dinner, the first hosted by President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, china from the Bill Clinton administration was used and a menu was placed upon each service dish. The menus were flourished with a gold, embossed fleur de lis. The State Dinner was held in the State Dining Room. Suz Redfearn took this photograph for the White House Historical Association on April 23.
  • State Dinner Table Setting, Trump Administration
    Suz Redfearn
    State Dining Room
    State Dinner
    State Floor
    State Visit
    china service
    place setting
    This photograph is of a table setting and menu for the State Dinner held in honor of French president Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018, during the Donald Trump administration. For the State Dinner, the first hosted by President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, china from the Bill Clinton administration was used and a menu was placed upon each service dish. The menus were flourished with a gold, embossed fleur de lis. The State Dinner was held in the State Dining Room. Suz Redfearn took this photograph for the White House Historical Association on April 23.
  • State Dinner Table Setting, Trump Administration
    Suz Redfearn
    State Dining Room
    State Dinner
    State Floor
    State Visit
    china service
    place setting
    This photograph is of a table setting and menu for the State Dinner held in honor of French president Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018, during the Donald Trump administration. For the State Dinner, the first hosted by President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, china from the Bill Clinton administration was used and a menu was placed upon each service dish. The menus were flourished with a gold, embossed fleur de lis. The State Dinner was held in the State Dining Room. Suz Redfearn took this photograph for the White House Historical Association on April 23.
  • State Dinner Table Setting, Trump Administration
    Suz Redfearn
    State Dining Room
    State Dinner
    State Floor
    State Visit
    china service
    place setting
    This photograph is of a table setting and menu for the State Dinner held in honor of French president Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018, during the Donald Trump administration. For the State Dinner, the first hosted by President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, china from the Bill Clinton administration was used and a menu was placed upon each service dish. The menus were flourished with a gold, embossed fleur de lis. The State Dinner was held in the State Dining Room. Suz Redfearn took this photograph for the White House Historical Association on April 23.
  • State Dinner Table Setting, Trump Administration
    Suz Redfearn
    State Dining Room
    State Dinner
    State Floor
    State Visit
    china service
    place setting
    This photograph is of a table setting and menu for the State Dinner held in honor of French president Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018, during the Donald Trump administration. For the State Dinner, the first hosted by President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, china from the Bill Clinton administration was used and a menu was placed upon each service dish. The menus were flourished with a gold, embossed fleur de lis. The State Dinner was held in the State Dining Room. Suz Redfearn took this photograph for the White House Historical Association on April 23.
  • State Dinner Table Setting, Trump Administration
    Suz Redfearn
    State Dining Room
    State Dinner
    State Floor
    State Visit
    china service
    place setting
    This photograph is of a table setting and menu for the State Dinner held in honor of French president Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018, during the Donald Trump administration. For the State Dinner, the first hosted by President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, china from the Bill Clinton administration was used and a menu was placed upon each service dish. The menus were flourished with a gold, embossed fleur de lis. The State Dinner was held in the State Dining Room. Suz Redfearn took this photograph for the White House Historical Association on April 23.
  • State Dinner Table Setting, Trump Administration
    Suz Redfearn
    State Dining Room
    State Dinner
    State Floor
    State Visit
    china service
    place setting
    This photograph is of a table setting and menu for the State Dinner held in honor of French president Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018, during the Donald Trump administration. For the State Dinner, the first hosted by President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, china from the Bill Clinton administration was used and a menu was placed upon each service dish. The menus were flourished with a gold, embossed fleur de lis. The State Dinner was held in the State Dining Room. Suz Redfearn took this photograph for the White House Historical Association on April 23.
  • Table Setting, Kennedy Administration
    Bates Littlehales
    George F. Mobley
    place setting
    glass
    flatware
    gilded bronze
    basket
    This photograph of a table setting was taken in March 1962. The setting includes china from the state service of President Dwight D. Eisenhower and reproductions of flatware purchased during the James Monroe administration. In front of the place setting reserved for President John F. Kennedy is a gilded bronze basket featuring the Three Graces filled with fresh flowers. This piece is attributed to Denière et Matelin of Paris.
  • Place Settings for the NATO Summit Dinner
    Unknown
    East Room
    State Floor
    This is a photograph of the table settings and flowers in place for the NATO Summit dinner in the East Room on April 23, 1999, during the Bill Clinton administration. White House Florist Nancy Clarke created the arrangements with white hydrangea, white dendrobiums, gardenias, green grapes, white roses, smilax, and maiden hair ferns.
  • Table Settings for the Denmark State Dinner
    Unknown
    State Dinner
    State Dining Room
    State Floor
    This is a photograph of the table settings for the State Dinner held in honor of Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik of Denmark on February 20, 1991, during the George H. W. Bush administration. White House Florist Nancy Clarke crafted the elegant floral arrangements made of lush pastel pink and white flowers. The portrait Abraham Lincoln by G. P. A. Healy and the decorated mantel are seen in the background.
  • Flag Raising at the White House, June 29, 1861
    Alfred R. Waud
    north view
    This sketch drawing by artist Alfred R. Waud captures the military ceremony honoring President Abraham Lincoln with the dedication of Lincoln's flagpole. The ceremony took place on the South Grounds of the White House on June 29, 1861. The event is believed to have been used as a sign of solidarity in the early days of the Civil War.
  • Marine Band
    Barbara Gibson
    entertainment
    military
    holidays
    watercolor
    U.S. Marine Band
    This watercolor was painted in 2001 by Barbara Gibson. The Gibson's composition shows famous American composer and conductor John Philip Sousa conducting the U.S. Marine Band in 1889, during the Benjamin Harrison administration. Sousa is renowned for his famous marches including "The Stars and Stripes Forever", "Semper Fidelis", and "The Washington Post."
  • Dinner Table for Sadat State Dinner
    Unknown
    State Dinner
    This photograph shows the table setting for the State Dinner held for Egyptian president Anwar Sadat.