• Postcard view of the Oval Office
    West Wing
    This tinted postcard photograph from 1909 of the first Oval Office was made during the William Howard Taft administration, when the office was referred to as the "President's Office" or "Executive Office." For several years, the office was decorated in green-dyed burlap wall coverings, brass lamps, and mahogany furniture, including the Theodore Roosevelt desk in this postcard. In 1934, President Franklin D. Roosevelt rebuilt the Oval Office to its current location.