• Lynda Johnson and Chuck Robb Cutting Wedding Cake
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    wedding
    military
    East Room
    State Floor
    This photograph of Lynda Johnson and Capt. Charles S. Robb cutting their wedding cake was taken on December 9, 1967 in the East Room. Per Marine Corps tradition, the couple uses a saber to cut through the five-layer cake, as they become the 15th couple to be married in the White House. Immediately following the cake-cutting ceremony, the couple performed their first dance.
  • 2023 Blue Room Holiday Decorations, Biden Administration
    David Wiegold
    State Floor
    Blue Room
    Blue Room Christmas Tree
    Christmas
    decorations
    winter holidays
    This photograph of the Blue Room was taken by David Wiegold on November 27, 2023 during a press preview of the White House holiday decorations. The Blue Room is captured through one of the doorways leading to the Red Room. President Joseph R. Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden selected "Magic, Wonder, and Joy" as the 2023 holiday theme. The decor was inspired by children and how they embrace and revel in the holiday season. The Blue Room Christmas Tree was an 18½ foot Fraser Fir from Fleetwood, North Carolina with decorations representing the country through merry landscapes, neighborhoods, and the names of every state, territory, and the District of Columbia. A replica of a vintage passenger train circled the base of the tree. The train set was loaned by the Train Collectors Association. Siblings Amber Scott and Alex Church of Cline Church Nursery presented the tree to Dr. Biden on November 20, 2023.
  • Egyptian-Israeli Peace Treaty is Signed on the North Lawn
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    Head of State
    North Lawn
    This is a photograph of President Jimmy Carter clasping hands with Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin at the signing of the Egypt-Israeli Peace Treaty on the North Lawn, March 26, 1979.
  • President Carter Lights First National Menorah
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    winter holidays
    Hanukkah
    menorah
    Lafayette Park
    In this photograph, President Jimmy Carter lights a menorah in celebration of Hanukkah on December 17, 1979. This was the first lighting of the National Menorah, and took place in Lafayette Park, across Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House. President Carter, in dressed in a tuxedo for a State Dinner held in honor of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher of Great Britain, put on an overcoat and walked across the street to the ceremony, which featured a small crowd of a few dozen. The lighting of the National Menorah historically takes place on the Ellipse and is overseen by a politician of the Jewish faith.
  • President and Mrs. Carter with the 1979 Blue Room Christmas Tree
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    winter holidays
    Christmas
    decorations
    Blue Room Christmas Tree
    Blue Room
    State Floor
    This photograph of President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalynn Carter was taken in the Blue Room of the White House on December 13, 1979. In the photograph, President and Mrs. Carter pose in front of the Blue Room Christmas Tree while attending a Christmas Party for the White House Press Corps.