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  • Holiday Card from President and Mrs. Johnson, 1967
    White House Calligraphy Office
    holidays
    Christmas
    document
    This is the front cover of a Christmas card that was presented to White House Executive Chef Henry Haller from First Lady Lady Bird Johnson and President Lyndon B. Johnson in December 1967. This was Haller's second Christmas at the White House, though he was to remain executive chef until 1987. The interior of the card features an illustration by Robert Laessig of the official White House Christmas tree, positioned in its traditional spot in the center of the Blue Room. The back of the card discusses the tradition of Christmas trees in the White House. To view the card in its entirety, see 1128401. This card is part of a personal collection belonging to Chef Haller. In the position, Haller served five first families and their distinguished guests from 1966-1987.
  • Holiday Card from President and Mrs. Johnson, 1968
    White House Calligraphy Office
    south view
    print
    holidays
    South Lawn
    Christmas
    Washington Monument
    Jefferson Memorial
    This is the illustrated side of a holiday card that was presented to White House Executive Chef Henry Haller from First Lady Lady Bird Johnson and President Lyndon B. Johnson in December 1968. The card features an illustration by Robert Laessig of the South Grounds as seen from the South Portico, with the Jefferson Monument and Washington Monument visible in the distance. The card includes a note from the presidential couple, declaring "appreciation" and "warmest wishes" for "all the years ahead." The Johnson's 1968 holiday card marked both the passing of the holiday season as well as the end of the Johnson administration, with the inauguration of President Richard M. Nixon the following month. To see the full card, see 1128399. This card is part of a personal collection belonging to Chef Haller. In the position, Haller served five first families and their distinguished guests from 1966-1987.
  • Holiday Card from President and Mrs. Johnson, 1967
    White House Calligraphy Office
    Christmas
    holidays
    Blue Room
    State Floor
    print
    This is the interior of a Christmas card that was presented to White House Executive Chef Henry Haller from First Lady Lady Bird Johnson and President Lyndon B. Johnson in December 1967. This was Haller's second Christmas at the White House, though he was to remain executive chef until 1987. The card features an illustration by Robert Laessig of the official White House Christmas tree, positioned in its traditional spot in the center of the Blue Room. The back of the card discusses the tradition of Christmas trees in the White House. To view the card in its entirety, see 1128401. This card is part of a personal collection belonging to Chef Haller. In the position, Haller served five first families and their distinguished guests from 1966-1987.
  • Holiday Card from President and Mrs. Johnson, 1966
    White House Calligraphy Office
    Christmas
    North Drive
    North Portico
    holidays
    north view
    print
    North Grounds
    This Christmas card was presented to White House Executive Chef Henry Haller from First Lady Lady Bird Johnson and President Lyndon B. Johnson in December 1966. This was Haller's first Christmas at the White House, though he was to remain as executive chef until 1987. The card features an illustration by Robert Laessig of the North Portico, festively decorated for the holidays. The opposite side of the card includes a description of the American Elm tree featured in the illustration, which was planted by President Woodrow Wilson in December 1913. To view the card in its entirety, see 1128398. This card is part of a personal collection belonging to Chef Haller. In the position, Haller served five first families and their distinguished guests from 1966-1987.
  • Christmas Card from Presidential Crew (Interior)
    Unknown
    holidays
    Christmas
    document
    This is the interior of a Christmas card, circa 1968. The card contains the message "season's greetings from the presidential crew." The exterior of the card featured images of two aircraft used by the president during the Lyndon B. Johnson administration: Air Force One (SAM 26000) and a Lockheed JetStar. To see the exterior of the card, see 1128412. For a full pdf of the card, see 1128413. The Christmas card is part of a private collection belonging to former White House Executive Chef Henry Haller. Haller served five first families and their distinguished guests as executive chef of the White House from 1966-1987.
  • Christmas Card from the Presidential Crew (Exterior)
    Unknown
    transportation
    holidays
    Christmas
    Air Force One
    This is the exterior of a Christmas card, circa 1968. On the card, two aircraft used by the president during the Lyndon B. Johnson administration fly side-by-side. The image features Air Force One (SAM 26000) and a Lockheed JetStar. The interior of the card contains the following printed message: "Season's Greetings from the Presidential Crew." This Christmas card is part of a private collection belonging to former White House Executive Chef Henry Haller. Haller served as executive chef at the White House from 1966-1987. To see the interior of the card, see 1128411. For a full pdf of the card, see 1128413.
  • Christmas Card from the Presidential Crew
    Unknown
    transportation
    holidays
    Christmas
    Air Force One
    The Christmas card was part of a private collection belonging to former White House Executive Chef Henry Haller. On the outside of the card, two aircraft used by the president during the Lyndon B. Johnson administration fly side-by-side. The image features Air Force One (SAM 26000) and a Lockheed JetStar. The interior of the card contains the following printed message: "Season's Greetings from the Presidential Crew."
  • Holiday Card from President and Mrs. Johnson, 1967
    White House Calligraphy Office
    holidays
    Christmas
    document
    This is the back of a Christmas card that was presented to White House Executive Chef Henry Haller from First Lady Lady Bird Johnson and President Lyndon B. Johnson in December 1967. This was Haller's second Christmas at the White House, where he was to remain executive chef until 1987. The card features an illustration by Robert Laessig of the official White House Christmas tree, positioned in its traditional spot in the center of the Blue Room. The back of the card discusses the tradition of Christmas trees in the White House. To view the card in its entirety, see 1128401. This letter is part of a personal collection belonging to Chef Haller. In the position, Haller served five first families and their distinguished guests from 1966-1987.
  • Holiday Card from President and Mrs. Johnson, 1968
    White House Calligraphy Office
    letter
    holidays
    document
    Christmas
    This holiday card was presented from First Lady Lady Bird Johnson and President Lyndon B. Johnson to White House Executive Chef Henry Haller in December 1968. The card features an illustration by Robert Laessig of the South Grounds as seen from the South Portico, with the Jefferson Monument and Washington Monument featured in the background. The card includes a note from the presidential couple, declaring "appreciation" and "warmest wishes" for "all the years ahead." President Richard M. Nixon was inaugurated in January 1969, so the Johnson's 1968 holiday card reflects on both the passing of the season as well as the conclusion of the presidential administration. This card is part of a personal collection belonging to Chef Haller. In the position, Haller served five first families and their distinguished guests from 1966-1987.
  • Holiday Card from President and Mrs. Johnson, 1966
    White House Calligraphy Office
    holidays
    document
    Christmas
    letter
    This Christmas card was presented to White House Executive Chef Henry Haller from First Lady Lady Bird Johnson and President Lyndon B. Johnson in December 1966. This was Haller's first Christmas working at the White House, where he was to remain as executive chef until 1987. The card includes a description of an American Elm tree, which was planted near the North Portico by President Woodrow Wilson in December 1913. The opposite side of the card includes an illustration by Robert Laessig of a festively decorated North Portico. To view the card in its entirety, see 1128398. This card is part of a personal collection belonging to Chef Haller. In the position, Haller served five first families and their distinguished guests from 1966-1987.
  • Holiday Card from President and Mrs. Johnson, 1967
    White House Calligraphy Office
    holidays
    Christmas
    document
    This Christmas card was presented to White House Executive Chef Henry Haller from First Lady Lady Bird Johnson and President Lyndon B. Johnson in December 1967. This was Haller's second Christmas at the White House, where he was to remain as executive chef until 1987. The card features an illustration by Robert Laessig of the official White House Christmas tree, positioned in its traditional spot in the center of the Blue Room. The back of the card discusses the tradition of Christmas trees in the White House. This card is part of a personal collection belonging to Chef Haller. In the position, Haller served five first families and their distinguished guests from 1966-1987.
  • Holiday Card from President and Mrs. Johnson, 1968
    White House Calligraphy Office
    document
    letter
    Christmas
    holidays
    This is the message side of a holiday card presented from First Lady Lady Bird Johnson and President Lyndon B. Johnson to White House Executive Chef Henry Haller in December 1968. President Richard M. Nixon was inaugurated in January 1969, so the Johnson's 1968 holiday card reflects on both the passing of the season as well as the conclusion of the presidential administration. The opposite side of the card features an illustration by Robert Laessig of the South Grounds as seen from the South Portico, with the Jefferson Monument and Washington Monument in the background. To see the complete card, see 1128399. This card is part of a personal collection belonging to Chef Haller. In the position, Haller served five first families and their distinguished guests from 1966-1987.
  • Holiday Card from President and Mrs. Johnson, 1966
    White House Calligraphy Office
    Christmas
    holidays
    document
    This Christmas card was presented to White House Executive Chef Henry Haller from First Lady Lady Bird Johnson and President Lyndon B. Johnson in December 1966. This was Haller's first Christmas at the White House, where he was to remain executive chef until 1987. The card features an illustration by Robert Laessig of a festively decorated North Portico. The opposite side of the card includes a description of the American Elm tree featured in the illustration, which was planted by President Woodrow Wilson in December 1913. This card is part of a personal collection belonging to Chef Haller. In the position, Haller served five first families and their distinguished guests from 1966-1987.
  • State Dining Room Set Up for State Dinner Honoring Emperor Hirohito
    Unknown
    place setting
    State Floor
    State Dining Room
    State Visit
    State Dinner
    This photograph shows the State Dining Room set for a State Dinner hosted by President Gerald R. Ford and First Lady Betty Ford on October 2, 1975 in honor of Emperor Hirohito and Empress Kōjun of Japan. The Lyndon B. Johnson china service was used at each place setting. White House Executive Chef Henry Haller oversaw the food preparations for the meal, which included veal medallions with wild rice and green beans niçoise, lobster en bellevue, an endive and watercress salad, and raspberry mousse. Following the dinner, guests transitioned to the East Room for entertainment by pianist Van Cliburn. To see images of Haller and the White House domestic staff team readying the dishes to serve, see 1128247, 1128250, 1128252, and 1128253. This photograph is part of a collection belonging to former White House Executive Chef Henry Haller. Haller served as executive chef at the White House from 1966-1987.
  • President and Mrs. Reagan Depart on Air Force One in West Berlin
    Michael Evans
    transportation
    Presidential Visit
    First Lady Visit
    Air Force One
    Germany
    In this photograph, taken June 11, 1982, President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan wave from the top of the steps boarding Air Force One, the president's private airplane, as they prepare to depart from the Tempelhof Central Airport in West Berlin, West Germany. President and Mrs. Reagan visited West Berlin during their State Visit to Europe of June 2-11, 1982, where they also visited France, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the Vatican. This photograph is part of a collection belonging to former White House Executive Chef Henry Haller. Haller served as executive chef at the White House from 1966-1987.
  • President Reagan Celebrates 72nd Birthday
    Michael Evans
    celebration
    President's Dining Room
    Second Floor
    In this photograph, taken by official White House photographer Michael Evans on on February 6, 1983, President Ronald Reagan celebrates his 72nd birthday with a private party in the President's Dining Room on the Second Floor of the White House. First Lady Nancy Reagan stands behind her husband as he blows out of the candles on his star-shaped birthday cake, featuring the Presidential Seal. This photograph is part of a collection belonging to former White House Executive Chef Henry Haller. Haller served as executive chef of the White House from 1966-1987.