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  • Going to Church
    George Henry Durrie
    landscape
    snow
    This rural landscape by George Henry Durrie was completed in 1853. A native of New England, Durrie often presented idyllic images of farm life, quiet refuges from America's rapid industrialization and escalating social and political tensions. This winter scene depicts members of a small town heading to church on foot and in horse-drawn sleighs.
  • Andrew Jackson
    Samuel M. Charles
    portrait
    This watercolor on ivory portrait of President Andrew Jackson was completed by Samuel M. Charles in 1835. The portrait is signed and dated to the right, reading, "Painted by S M. Charles 1835." Jackson was president from March 4, 1829 until March 4, 1837. Prior to his election, President Jackson served in the United States House of Representatives and United States Senate for the state of Tennessee and was a major general during the War of 1812. Bates Littlehales photographed this portrait in March 1962 during the John F. Kennedy administration.
  • Andrew Jackson
    Samuel M. Charles
    portrait
    This watercolor on ivory portrait of President Andrew Jackson was completed by Samuel M. Charles in 1835. The portrait is signed and dated to the right, reading, "Painted by S M. Charles 1835." Jackson was president from March 4, 1829 until March 4, 1837. Prior to his election, President Jackson served in the United States House of Representatives and United States Senate for the state of Tennessee and was a major general during the War of 1812. Bates Littlehales photographed this portrait in March 1962 during the John F. Kennedy administration.
  • Andrew Jackson
    Samuel M. Charles
    portrait
    This watercolor on ivory portrait of President Andrew Jackson was completed by Samuel M. Charles in 1835. The portrait is signed and dated to the right, reading, "Painted by S M. Charles 1835." Jackson was president from March 4, 1829 until March 4, 1837. Prior to his election, President Jackson served in the United States House of Representatives and United States Senate for the state of Tennessee and was a major general during the War of 1812. Bates Littlehales photographed this portrait in March 1962 during the John F. Kennedy administration.
  • Eleanor Roosevelt
    Douglas Chandor
    portrait
    This oil on canvas portrait of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt was painted by Douglas Chandor. Her husband, Franklin Roosevelt, was president from March 4, 1933 until his death on April 12, 1945, a span of time that included the Great Depression and the entirety of World War II. Mrs. Roosevelt advocated for many causes during her years in the White House, holding press conferences, traveling extensively, and writing a syndicated newspaper column. Following her time as first lady, Mrs. Roosevelt was appointed a delegate to the United Nations General Assembly and was the first chair of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights. There, she co-drafted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In 1949, Mrs. Roosevelt first sat for her portrait in Chandor's New York studio. The White House Historical Association purchased the portrait for the White House Collection. On February 4, 1966, First Lady Lady Bird Johnson invited more than 250 guests to the White House for the presentation of Eleanor Roosevelt's official portrait. Joseph J. Scherschel photographed the portrait in August 1965 at the time of its acquisition into the White House Collection.
  • Eleanor Roosevelt
    Douglas Chandor
    portrait
    This oil on canvas portrait of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt was painted by Douglas Chandor. Her husband, Franklin Roosevelt, was president from March 4, 1933 until his death on April 12, 1945, a span of time that included the Great Depression and the entirety of World War II. Mrs. Roosevelt advocated for many causes during her years in the White House, holding press conferences, traveling extensively, and writing a syndicated newspaper column. Following her time as first lady, Mrs. Roosevelt was appointed a delegate to the United Nations General Assembly and was the first chair of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights. There, she co-drafted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In 1949, Mrs. Roosevelt first sat for her portrait in Chandor's New York studio. The White House Historical Association purchased the portrait for the White House Collection. On February 4, 1966, First Lady Lady Bird Johnson invited more than 250 guests to the White House for the presentation of Eleanor Roosevelt's official portrait. Joseph J. Scherschel photographed the portrait in August 1965 at the time of its acquisition into the White House Collection.
  • Eleanor Roosevelt
    Douglas Chandor
    portrait
    This oil on canvas portrait of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt was painted by Douglas Chandor. Her husband, Franklin Roosevelt, was president from March 4, 1933 until his death on April 12, 1945, a span of time that included the Great Depression and the entirety of World War II. Mrs. Roosevelt advocated for many causes during her years in the White House, holding press conferences, traveling extensively, and writing a syndicated newspaper column. Following her time as first lady, Mrs. Roosevelt was appointed a delegate to the United Nations General Assembly and was the first chair of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights. There, she co-drafted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In 1949, Mrs. Roosevelt first sat for her portrait in Chandor's New York studio. The White House Historical Association purchased the portrait for the White House Collection. On February 4, 1966, First Lady Lady Bird Johnson invited more than 250 guests to the White House for the presentation of Eleanor Roosevelt's official portrait. Joseph J. Scherschel photographed the portrait in August 1965 at the time of its acquisition into the White House Collection.
  • Eleanor Roosevelt
    Douglas Chandor
    portrait
    This oil on canvas portrait of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt was painted by Douglas Chandor. Her husband, Franklin Roosevelt, was president from March 4, 1933 until his death on April 12, 1945, a span of time that included the Great Depression and the entirety of World War II. Mrs. Roosevelt advocated for many causes during her years in the White House, holding press conferences, traveling extensively, and writing a syndicated newspaper column. Following her time as first lady, Mrs. Roosevelt was appointed a delegate to the United Nations General Assembly and was the first chair of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights. There, she co-drafted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In 1949, Mrs. Roosevelt first sat for her portrait in Chandor's New York studio. The White House Historical Association purchased the portrait for the White House Collection. On February 4, 1966, First Lady Lady Bird Johnson invited more than 250 guests to the White House for the presentation of Eleanor Roosevelt's official portrait. Joseph J. Scherschel photographed the portrait in August 1965 at the time of its acquisition into the White House Collection.
  • Torchere, White House Collection
    Unknown
    candelabrum
    gilded bronze
    This is one of a pair of circa 1830-1837 gilded bronze torchères in the White House Collection. They were placed with the Blue Room mantel in the mid-19th century and may have been a gift to President Andrew Jackson by a political supporter. Bates Littlehales photographed the torchere in March 1962 during the John F. Kennedy administration.
  • Victorian Andirons, White House Collection
    Unknown
    andirons
    brass
    This pair of brass, urn shaped andirons are a blend of Chinese and rococo styles. The andirons and a family history of their use in the White House were donated to the White House Collection by relatives of President Taylor's daughter, Betty Taylor Bliss, around 1962. They were photographed by Bates Littlehales in 1962.
  • Torchere, White House Collection
    Unknown
    candelabrum
    gilded bronze
    This is one of a pair of circa 1830-1837 gilded bronze torchères in the White House Collection. They were placed with the Blue Room mantel in the mid-19th century and may have been a gift to President Andrew Jackson by a political supporter. Bates Littlehales photographed the torchere in March 1962 during the John F. Kennedy administration.
  • Torchere, White House Collection
    Unknown
    candelabrum
    gilded bronze
    This is one of a pair of circa 1830-1837 gilded bronze torchères in the White House Collection. They were placed with the Blue Room mantel in the mid-19th century and may have been a gift to President Andrew Jackson by a political supporter. Bates Littlehales photographed the torchere in March 1962 during the John F. Kennedy administration.
  • Victorian Andirons, White House Collection
    Unknown
    andirons
    brass
    This pair of brass, urn shaped andirons are a blend of Chinese and rococo styles. The andirons and a family history of their use in the White House were donated to the White House Collection by relatives of President Taylor's daughter, Betty Taylor Bliss, around 1962. They were photographed by Bates Littlehales in 1962.
  • Rosewood Center Table with Carved Apron, White House Collection
    John Henry Belter
    table
    This rosewood center table is attributed to John Henry Belter of New York. First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln purchased it in 1861 for a guest room. The apron is decorated in carved vines, grape clusters, and roses, and the legs are exotic birds. Bates Littlehales photographed the table in March 1962 during the John F. Kennedy administration.
  • Torchere, White House Collection
    Unknown
    candelabrum
    gilded bronze
    This is one of a pair of circa 1830-1837 gilded bronze torchères in the White House Collection. They were placed with the Blue Room mantel in the mid-19th century and may have been a gift to President Andrew Jackson by a political supporter. Bates Littlehales photographed the torchere in March 1962 during the John F. Kennedy administration.
  • Rosewood Center Table with Carved Apron, White House Collection
    John Henry Belter
    table
    This rosewood center table is attributed to John Henry Belter of New York. First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln purchased it in 1861 for a guest room. The apron is decorated in carved vines, grape clusters, and roses, and the legs are exotic birds. Bates Littlehales photographed the table in March 1962 during the John F. Kennedy administration.
  • Victorian Andirons, White House Collection
    Unknown
    andirons
    brass
    This pair of brass, urn shaped andirons are a blend of Chinese and rococo styles. The andirons and a family history of their use in the White House were donated to the White House Collection by relatives of President Taylor's daughter, Betty Taylor Bliss, around 1962. They were photographed by Bates Littlehales in 1962.
  • Russian Pattern Glassware, Harrison Administration
    C. Dorflinger & Sons
    glassware service
    This glassware was part of the service made for the White House by C. Dorflinger & Sons of White Mill, Pennsylvania in 1891, when President Benjamin Harrison held office. President Harrison ordered the service to replace the Lincoln glassware, selecting an ornate, newly fashionable design known as the Russian pattern. The pieces shown here include a goblet, a water bottle, an Apollinaris tumbler, an ice cream plate, a finger bowl, and a brandy-and-soda tumbler.
  • Bronze Inkstand, White House Collection
    Unknown
    inkstand
    This bronze inkstand belonged to President Thomas Jefferson and features a reclining male figure wearing a Phrygian helmet. Inscribed on the inkstand is "T. Jefferson, 1804". The inkstand was donated to the White House Collection in 1962. Bates Littlehales photographed the inkstand in March 1962 during the John F. Kennedy administration
  • Bronze Inkstand, White House Collection
    Unknown
    inkstand
    This bronze inkstand belonged to President Thomas Jefferson and features a reclining male figure wearing a Phrygian helmet. Inscribed on the inkstand is "T. Jefferson, 1804". The inkstand was donated to the White House Collection in 1962. Bates Littlehales photographed the inkstand in March 1962 during the John F. Kennedy administration
  • Bronze Inkstand, White House Collection
    Unknown
    inkstand
    This bronze inkstand belonged to President Thomas Jefferson and features a reclining male figure wearing a Phrygian helmet. Inscribed on the inkstand is "T. Jefferson, 1804". The inkstand was donated to the White House Collection in 1962. Bates Littlehales photographed the inkstand in March 1962 during the John F. Kennedy administration
  • George Washington
    Giuseppe Ceracchi
    bust
    This marble bust of President George Washington is by Italian sculptor Giuseppe Ceracchi. Ceracchi sculpted many notable Americans, including Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton. This bust was modeled circa 1790-1794 and was carved circa 1815. The United States government acquired the bust along with busts of Amerigo Vespucci and Christopher Columbus during the James Monroe administration in 1817. Washington served as the commander in chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolution. He served as president from April 30, 1789 until March 4, 1797. Bates Littlehales photographed the bust in March 1962 during the John F. Kennedy administration.
  • Bronze Inkstand, White House Collection
    Unknown
    inkstand
    This bronze inkstand belonged to President Thomas Jefferson and features a reclining male figure wearing a Phrygian helmet. Inscribed on the inkstand is "T. Jefferson, 1804". The inkstand was donated to the White House Collection in 1962. Bates Littlehales photographed the inkstand in March 1962 during the John F. Kennedy administration
  • Bronze Inkstand, White House Collection
    Unknown
    inkstand
    This bronze inkstand belonged to President Thomas Jefferson and features a reclining male figure wearing a Phrygian helmet. Inscribed on the inkstand is "T. Jefferson, 1804". The inkstand was donated to the White House Collection in 1962. Bates Littlehales photographed the inkstand in March 1962 during the John F. Kennedy administration