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  • Johnson Family Celebrates Christmas in the Yellow Oval Room
    Jack E. Kightlinger
    Yellow Oval Room
    First Family
    Christmas
    winter holidays
    pets
    Second Floor
    This photograph of President Lyndon B. Johnson and his family opening Christmas presents in the Yellow Oval Room was taken by Jack E. Kightlinger on December 24, 1968. President Lyndon B. Johnson sits in a chair patting dog Yuki, flanked by First Lady Lady Bird Johnson and his daughter, Lynda Bird Johnson, who cradles her daughter Lucinda Desha Robb. Behind them, the president's daughter Luci crouches in front of a couch beside her son, Patrick Lyndon Nugent, who is opening a present. Other individuals can be seen in the background, including secretary Mary Rather, who stands near a Christmas tree. Although during early years of their administration the Johnson family celebrated Christmas at their Texas ranch, they celebrated Christmases in the Yellow Oval Room in 1967 and 1968.
  • Nixon Dogs Pose for a Holiday Photo
    Karl Schumacher
    pets
    South Grounds
    winter holidays
    Christmas
    In this photograph, taken on December 9, 1970, the Nixon family dogs pose in front of their dog house on the South Grounds for a holiday portrait. The presidential pooches sit beneath a Christmas tree at the entranceway of their dog house, flanked by wrapped packages and a Christmas tree. During the Richard M. Nixon administration, electrician and unofficial presidential kennel master Traphes Bryant often coordinated the three dogs for their traditional holiday portrait. Pictured here from left to right: King Timahoe, President Richard M. Nixon's Irish Setter; Vicki, a French Poodle that belonged to first daughter Julie Nixon Eisenhower; and Pasha, first daughter Tricia Nixon's Yorkshire Terrier.
  • American Indian Group Visits the Rose Garden
    Harris & Ewing
    west view
    pets
    West Terrace
    South Grounds
    Rose Garden
    American Indians
    This photograph was taken around February 1922. It shows a group of unidentified men in the West Garden, including some dressed in traditional American Indian attire and headdresses. Several people and a dog converse the West Terrace above. The dog is likely Laddie Boy, President Warren G. Harding's Airedale terrier. The West Garden was reimagined as a green theater for official ceremonies and rededicated as the Rose Garden during the John F. Kennedy administration.
  • Holiday Decoration Press Preview, 1985
    Bill Fitz-Patrick
    winter holidays
    staff
    pets
    gingerbread
    food & drink
    decorations
    State Floor
    State Dining Room
    Residence staff
    Christmas
    This photograph was taken on December 9, 1985, during a press preview of the White House holiday decorations hosted by First Lady Nancy Reagan. Here, Mrs. Reagan holds her dog Rex and laughs during the presentation of the official White House Gingerbread House. The display was made by Assistant Executive Chef Hans Raffert and included figures based on the Hansel and Gretel fairytale and a pathway made of jelly beans, President Ronald Reagan's favorite treat. Raffert's A-frame style gingerbread houses were a traditional part of the White House holiday decorations from 1969-1991. Also pictured at the far left of this photograph is actor Larry Hagman, who accompanied Mrs. Reagan for the press preview dressed as Santa Claus.
  • Karen Pence Hosts Breakfast at the U.S. Naval Observatory
    Amy Rossetti
    pets
    military
    meals
    U.S. Naval Observatory
    Washington, D.C.
    This photograph, taken by Amy Rossetti on May 22, 2019, shows Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence speaking with guests outside the vice president's residence at the United States Naval Observatory. Mrs. Pence invited the guests to the residence to attend a breakfast reception honoring Hiring Our Heroes, a program launched by the United States Chamber of Congress Foundation in 2011 to connect veterans, military service members, and their families with employment opportunities. Also pictured is the Pence family dog, Harley.
  • Karen Pence Hosts Breakfast at the U.S. Naval Observatory
    Amy Rossetti
    pets
    military
    meals
    U.S. Naval Observatory
    Washington, D.C.
    This photograph, taken by Amy Rossetti on May 22, 2019, shows Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence speaking with guests outside the vice president's residence at the United States Naval Observatory. Mrs. Pence invited the guests to the residence to attend a breakfast reception honoring Hiring Our Heroes, a program launched by the United States Chamber of Congress Foundation in 2011 to connect veterans, military service members, and their families with employment opportunities. Also pictured is the Pence family dog, Harley.
  • Karen Pence Hosts Breakfast at U.S. Naval Observatory
    Amy Rossetti
    pets
    military
    meals
    U.S. Naval Observatory
    Washington, D.C.
    This photograph, taken by Amy Rossetti on May 22, 2019, shows Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence posing with guests outside the vice president's residence at the United States Naval Observatory. Mrs. Pence invited the guests to the residence to attend a breakfast reception honoring Hiring Our Heroes, a program launched by the United States Chamber of Congress Foundation in 2011 to connect veterans, military service members, and their families with employment opportunities. Also pictured is the Pence family dog, Harley.
  • First Lady Barbara Bush Hosts National Children's Tour
    Carol T. Powers
    pets
    initiatives
    Grand Staircase
    First Family
    Entrance Hall
    Congress
    State Floor
    In this photograph, taken on October 4, 1989, First Lady Barbara Bush speaks with Representative Joseph P. Kennedy II at the landing of the Grand Staircase as guests watch from the Entrance Hall during the National Children's Tour at the White House. The Bush family's springer spaniel, Millie, stands on the staircase. During the tour, Mrs. Bush was presented with gifts from nonprofit organizations including the Special Olympics. The Special Olympics were founded by Eunice Kennedy Shriver in 1968. Shriver was the sister of President John F. Kennedy and the aunt of Representative Joseph P. Kennedy II.
  • First Lady Barbara Bush Hosts National Children's Tour
    Carol T. Powers
    pets
    initiatives
    Congress
    First Family
    Grand Staircase
    State Floor
    In this photograph, taken on October 4, 1989, First Lady Barbara Bush receives a "Special Olympics" t-shirt from a young visitor during the National Children's Tour at the White House. Joining Mrs. Bush is Representative Joseph P. Kennedy II (D-Massachusetts), nephew of former President John F. Kennedy and Eunice Kennedy Shriver, founder of the Special Olympics. Eunice Kennedy Shriver founded the Special Olympics in honor of her mentally handicapped sister, Rosemary Kennedy. Also pictured in this photograph seated on the landing of the Grand Staircase is the Bush family's springer spaniel, Millie.
  • Johnson Family Christmas Portrait
    Frank Wolfe
    Yellow Oval Room
    winter holidays
    Christmas
    Second Floor
    pets
    First Family
    In this photograph, taken by Frank Wolfe on December 24, 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson poses with his growing family for a holiday portrait in the Yellow Oval Room. Seated from left: first daughter Luci Baines Johnson Nugent with her son Patrick Lyndon Nugent on her lap; First Lady Lady Bird Johnson; President Johnson with dog Yuki; and first daughter Lynda Bird Johnson Robb cradling infant daughter Lucinda Robb. The family's private Christmas tree is visible in the background. On the wall are paintings "The Forest" (left) and "House on the Marne" (right) by Post-Impressionist painter Paul Cézanne.
  • Dale Haney Walks Bo and Sunny
    Matthew D'Agostino
    residence staff
    pets
    holidays
    South Grounds
    Rose Garden
    Easter Egg Roll
    staff
    This photograph of Dale Haney, superintendent for the White House Grounds, leading Bo and Sunny, the Obama family's Portuguese Water Dogs, was taken by Matthew D'Agostino for the White House Historical Association on April 6, 2015. The presidential pooches joined President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at the annual White House Easter Egg Roll. Bo and Sunny were also represented on some of the official White House Easter Eggs for 2015. While vibrantly colored wooden eggs had facsimiles of the president and first lady's signatures on the back, paw prints representing Bo and Sunny's signatures appeared on the back of plain American birch wood official White House Easter Eggs. In addition to his work on the grounds, Dale Haney has looked after every president's dog since King Timahoe, President Richard M. Nixon's Irish Setter.
  • Dale Haney Walks Bo and Sunny
    Matthew D'Agostino
    residence staff
    pets
    holidays
    South Grounds
    Rose Garden
    Easter Egg Roll
    staff
    This photograph of Dale Haney, superintendent for the White House Grounds, leading Bo and Sunny, the Obama family's Portuguese Water Dogs, was taken by Matthew D'Agostino for the White House Historical Association on April 6, 2015. The presidential pooches joined President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at the annual White House Easter Egg Roll. Bo and Sunny were also represented on some of the official White House Easter Eggs for 2015. While vibrantly colored wooden eggs had facsimiles of the president and first lady's signatures on the back, paw prints representing Bo and Sunny's signatures appeared on the back of plain American birch wood official White House Easter Eggs. In addition to his work on the grounds, Dale Haney has looked after every president's dog since King Timahoe, President Richard M. Nixon's Irish Setter.
  • Dale Haney Walks Bo and Sunny
    Matthew D'Agostino
    residence staff
    pets
    holidays
    South Grounds
    Rose Garden
    Easter Egg Roll
    staff
    This photograph of Dale Haney, superintendent for the White House Grounds, leading Bo and Sunny, the Obama family's Portuguese Water Dogs, was taken by Matthew D'Agostino for the White House Historical Association on April 6, 2015. The presidential pooches joined President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at the annual White House Easter Egg Roll. Bo and Sunny were also represented on some of the official White House Easter Eggs for 2015. While vibrantly colored wooden eggs had facsimiles of the president and first lady's signatures on the back, paw prints representing Bo and Sunny's signatures appeared on the back of plain American birch wood official White House Easter Eggs. In addition to his work on the grounds, Dale Haney has looked after every president's dog since King Timahoe, President Richard M. Nixon's Irish Setter.
  • Dale Haney Walks Bo and Sunny
    Matthew D'Agostino
    residence staff
    pets
    holidays
    South Grounds
    Rose Garden
    Easter Egg Roll
    staff
    This photograph of Dale Haney, superintendent for the White House Grounds, leading Bo and Sunny, the Obama family's Portuguese Water Dogs, was taken by Matthew D'Agostino for the White House Historical Association on April 6, 2015. The presidential pooches joined President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at the annual White House Easter Egg Roll. Bo and Sunny were also represented on some of the official White House Easter Eggs for 2015. While vibrantly colored wooden eggs had facsimiles of the president and first lady's signatures on the back, paw prints representing Bo and Sunny's signatures appeared on the back of plain American birch wood official White House Easter Eggs. In addition to his work on the grounds, Dale Haney looked after every president's dog since King Timahoe, President Richard M. Nixon's Irish Setter.
  • Dale Haney Walks Bo and Sunny
    Matthew D'Agostino
    residence staff
    pets
    holidays
    South Grounds
    Rose Garden
    Easter Egg Roll
    staff
    This photograph of Dale Haney, superintendent for the White House Grounds, leading Bo and Sunny, the Obama family's Portuguese Water Dogs, was taken by Matthew D'Agostino for the White House Historical Association on April 6, 2015. The presidential pooches joined President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at the annual White House Easter Egg Roll. Bo and Sunny were also represented on some of the official White House Easter Eggs for 2015. While vibrantly colored wooden eggs had facsimiles of the president and first lady's signatures on the back, paw prints representing Bo and Sunny's signatures appeared on the back of plain American birch wood official White House Easter Eggs. In addition to his work on the grounds, Dale Haney looked after every president's dog since King Timahoe, President Richard M. Nixon's Irish Setter.
  • President Obama Descends South Portico Steps with Easter Bunny
    Matthew D'Agostino
    holidays
    South Lawn
    South Grounds
    Easter Egg Roll
    pets
    This photograph was taken by Matthew D'Agostino on April 6, 2015, during the official White House Easter Egg Roll. Here, President Barack Obama leads Bo, one of the first family's Portuguese Water Dogs, down the steps of the South Portico. He is joined by the official White House Easter Bunny, who carries a bunch of balloons, commemorating the fifth anniversary of First Lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move!" campaign. The theme of the official White House Easter Egg Roll in 2015 was #GimmeFive, which commemorated the fifth anniversary of the initiative by challenging the public to incorporate five new healthy habits into their daily routine, and share their positive lifestyle choices on social media. The event featured sports and fitness zones, cooking demonstrations, storytelling, appearances by costumed characters, musical performances, and classic seasonal activities such as an egg hunt and egg roll race. Performers at the event included rapper Diggy, girl group Fifth Harmony, pop duo MKTO, the cast of the Broadway musical "Newsies," “So You Think You Can Dance" all-star contestants, and entertainers from the classic children's television show "Sesame Street."
  • President and Mrs. Obama at the 2015 Easter Egg Roll
    Matthew D'Agostino
    pets
    holidays
    South Portico
    Easter Egg Roll
    South Grounds
    This photograph was taken by Matthew D'Agostino for the White House Historical Association on April 6, 2015, during the official White House Easter Egg Roll. Here, First Lady Michelle Obama leads Sunny, one of the first family's Portuguese Water Dogs, down the steps of the South Portico. President Barack Obama walks a short distance behind with Bo, the first family's other dog, and the official White House Easter Bunny. The theme of the official White House Easter Egg Roll in 2015 was #GimmeFive, which commemorated the fifth anniversary of the first lady's "Let's Move!" campaign by challenging the public to incorporate five new healthy habits into their daily routine, and share their positive lifestyle choices on social media. The event featured sports and fitness zones, cooking demonstrations, storytelling, appearances by costumed characters, musical performances, and classic seasonal activities such as an egg hunt and egg roll race. Performers at the event included rapper Diggy, girl group Fifth Harmony, pop duo MKTO, the cast of the Broadway musical "Newsies," “So You Think You Can Dance" all-star contestants, and entertainers from the classic children's television show "Sesame Street."
  • President and Mrs. Obama at the 2015 Easter Egg Roll
    Matthew D'Agostino
    pets
    holidays
    South Portico
    Easter Egg Roll
    South Grounds
    This photograph was taken by Matthew D'Agostino for the White House Historical Association on April 6, 2015, during the official White House Easter Egg Roll. Here, First Lady Michelle Obama leads Sunny, one of the first family's Portuguese Water Dogs, down the steps of the South Portico. President Barack Obama walks a short distance behind with Bo, the first family's other dog, and the official White House Easter Bunny. The theme of the official White House Easter Egg Roll in 2015 was #GimmeFive, which commemorated the fifth anniversary of the first lady's "Let's Move!" campaign by challenging the public to incorporate five new healthy habits into their daily routine, and share their positive lifestyle choices on social media. The event featured sports and fitness zones, cooking demonstrations, storytelling, appearances by costumed characters, musical performances, and classic seasonal activities such as an egg hunt and egg roll race. Performers at the event included rapper Diggy, girl group Fifth Harmony, pop duo MKTO, the cast of the Broadway musical "Newsies," “So You Think You Can Dance" all-star contestants, and entertainers from the classic children's television show "Sesame Street."
  • President and Mrs. Obama at the 2015 Easter Egg Roll
    Matthew D'Agostino
    pets
    holidays
    South Portico
    Easter Egg Roll
    South Grounds
    This photograph was taken by Matthew D'Agostino for the White House Historical Association on April 6, 2015, during the official White House Easter Egg Roll. Here, First Lady Michelle Obama leads Sunny, one of the first family's Portuguese Water Dogs, down the steps of the South Portico. President Barack Obama walks a short distance behind with Bo, the first family's other dog, and the official White House Easter Bunny. The theme of the official White House Easter Egg Roll in 2015 was #GimmeFive, which commemorated the fifth anniversary of the first lady's "Let's Move!" campaign by challenging the public to incorporate five new healthy habits into their daily routine, and share their positive lifestyle choices on social media. The event featured sports and fitness zones, cooking demonstrations, storytelling, appearances by costumed characters, musical performances, and classic seasonal activities such as an egg hunt and egg roll race. Performers at the event included rapper Diggy, girl group Fifth Harmony, pop duo MKTO, the cast of the Broadway musical "Newsies," “So You Think You Can Dance" all-star contestants, and entertainers from the classic children's television show "Sesame Street."
  • President and Mrs. Obama at the 2015 Easter Egg Roll
    Matthew D'Agostino
    pets
    holidays
    South Portico
    Easter Egg Roll
    South Grounds
    This photograph was taken by Matthew D'Agostino for the White House Historical Association on April 6, 2015, during the official White House Easter Egg Roll. Here, First Lady Michelle Obama leads Sunny, one of the first family's Portuguese Water Dogs, down the steps of the South Portico. President Barack Obama walks a short distance behind with Bo, the first family's other dog, and the official White House Easter Bunny. The theme of the official White House Easter Egg Roll in 2015 was #GimmeFive, which commemorated the fifth anniversary of the first lady's "Let's Move!" campaign by challenging the public to incorporate five new healthy habits into their daily routine, and share their positive lifestyle choices on social media. The event featured sports and fitness zones, cooking demonstrations, storytelling, appearances by costumed characters, musical performances, and classic seasonal activities such as an egg hunt and egg roll race. Performers at the event included rapper Diggy, girl group Fifth Harmony, pop duo MKTO, the cast of the Broadway musical "Newsies," “So You Think You Can Dance" all-star contestants, and entertainers from the classic children's television show "Sesame Street."
  • President and Mrs. Obama at the 2015 Easter Egg Roll
    Matthew D'Agostino
    pets
    holidays
    South Portico
    Easter Egg Roll
    South Grounds
    This photograph was taken by Matthew D'Agostino for the White House Historical Association on April 6, 2015, during the official White House Easter Egg Roll. Here, First Lady Michelle Obama leads Sunny, one of the first family's Portuguese Water Dogs, down the steps of the South Portico. President Barack Obama walks a short distance behind with Bo, the first family's other dog, and the official White House Easter Bunny. The theme of the official White House Easter Egg Roll in 2015 was #GimmeFive, which commemorated the fifth anniversary of the first lady's "Let's Move!" campaign by challenging the public to incorporate five new healthy habits into their daily routine, and share their positive lifestyle choices on social media. The event featured sports and fitness zones, cooking demonstrations, storytelling, appearances by costumed characters, musical performances, and classic seasonal activities such as an egg hunt and egg roll race. Performers at the event included rapper Diggy, girl group Fifth Harmony, pop duo MKTO, the cast of the Broadway musical "Newsies," “So You Think You Can Dance" all-star contestants, and entertainers from the classic children's television show "Sesame Street."
  • President and Mrs. Obama at the 2015 Easter Egg Roll
    Matthew D'Agostino
    pets
    holidays
    South Grounds
    Easter Egg Roll
    This photograph was taken by Matthew D'Agostino on April 6, 2015, during the official White House Easter Egg Roll. Here, First Lady Michelle Obama walks down the steps of the South Portico President Barack Obama walks a short distance behind with Sunny and Bo, the first family's Portuguese Water Dogs, and the official White House Easter Bunny. The theme of the official White House Easter Egg Roll in 2015 was #GimmeFive, which commemorated the fifth anniversary of the first lady's "Let's Move!" campaign by challenging the public to incorporate five new healthy habits into their daily routine, and share their positive lifestyle choices on social media. The event featured sports and fitness zones, cooking demonstrations, storytelling, appearances by costumed characters, musical performances, and classic seasonal activities such as an egg hunt and egg roll race. Performers at the event included rapper Diggy, girl group Fifth Harmony, pop duo MKTO, the cast of the Broadway musical "Newsies," “So You Think You Can Dance" all-star contestants, and entertainers from the classic children's television show "Sesame Street."
  • President and Mrs. Obama at the 2015 Easter Egg Roll
    Matthew D'Agostino
    pets
    holidays
    South Grounds
    Easter Egg Roll
    South Portico
    This photograph was taken by Matthew D'Agostino for the White House Historical Association on April 6, 2015, during the official White House Easter Egg Roll. Here, First Lady Michelle Obama leads Sunny, one of the first family's Portuguese Water Dogs, down the steps of the South Portico. President Barack Obama walks a short distance behind with Bo, the first family's other dog, and the official White House Easter Bunny. The theme of the official White House Easter Egg Roll in 2015 was #GimmeFive, which commemorated the fifth anniversary of the first lady's "Let's Move!" campaign by challenging the public to incorporate five new healthy habits into their daily routine, and share their positive lifestyle choices on social media. The event featured sports and fitness zones, cooking demonstrations, storytelling, appearances by costumed characters, musical performances, and classic seasonal activities such as an egg hunt and egg roll race. Performers at the event included rapper Diggy, girl group Fifth Harmony, pop duo MKTO, the cast of the Broadway musical "Newsies," “So You Think You Can Dance" all-star contestants, and entertainers from the classic children's television show "Sesame Street."
  • Nixon Dogs in the Library at Christmastime
    Joseph J. Scherschel
    holidays
    Christmas
    pets
    Ground Floor
    Library
    This holiday photograph of Pasha, a Yorkshire Terrier belonging to President Richard M. Nixon, was taken by Joseph J. Scherschel on December 19, 1969 in the White House Library. Behind her sits another Nixon family dog, Irish Setter King Timahoe, decked in green ribbons. Both lived at the White House with the Nixon family. King Timahoe belonged to President Nixon, while Pasha was daughter Tricia Nixon's dog.
  • Nixon Dogs in the Library at Christmastime
    Joseph J. Scherschel
    pets
    holidays
    Library
    Ground Floor
    Christmas
    staff
    This photograph, taken by Joseph J. Scherschel on December 19, 1969, shows Traphes Bryant in the White House Library with Pasha, a Yorkshire Terrier belonging to Tricia Nixon, Vicki, a French Poodle owned by Julie Nixon Eisenhower, and King Timahoe, President Richard M. Nixon's Irish Setter. Bryant was an electrician with the General Services Administration from 1948 to 1972 and served as the unofficial presidential dog keeper for several first families beginning with President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy in 1961.