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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.
  • Halloween at the White House, 2009
    Pete Souza
    North Portico
    Halloween
    First Family
    In this photograph, taken by Pete Souza on October 31, 2009, President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and Marian Robinson, the first lady's mother, wait outside the North Portico to greet trick-or-treaters during a Halloween celebration at the White House. Costumed characters from the "Star Wars" franchise, including Chewbacca and a Stormtrooper, also wait to greet the children. That day, the president and first lady invited local schoolchildren to trick or treat at the White House and also hosted a Halloween reception in the East Room for military families and the children of White House staff.
  • Mrs. Bush Responds to September 11 Terrorist Attacks
    Unknown
    Washington, D.C.
    U.S. Capitol
    September 11
    First Family
    Congress
    First Lady Visit
    In this photograph, First Lady Laura Welch Bush speaks at the United States Capitol Building following the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, New York on the morning of September 11, 2001. Mrs. Bush had planned on visiting the Capitol that day to brief the United States Senate Committee on Education on the White House Summit on Early Childhood Cognitive Development she had hosted that July. Here, Mrs. Bush is pictured standing between senators Judd Gregg of New Hampshire and Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts.
  • Obama Family Portrait in the Blue Room
    Pete Souza
    inaugurations
    First Family
    Blue Room
    State Floor
    In this photograph taken by Pete Souza, President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and daughters Sasha and Malia, center, pose with extended family in the Blue Room of the White House on January 20, 2013 following his swearing-in by Chief John G. Roberts, Jr. of the Supreme Court. With Inauguration Day falling on a Sunday, President Obama and Chief Justice Roberts followed tradition, with the administering of the Oath of Office formally on January 20 and a public ceremony the next day at the United States Capitol. Joining the first family from left are: Craig Robinson, Leslie Robinson, Avery Robinson, Marian Robinson, Akinyi Manners, Auma Obama, Maya Soetoro-Ng, Konrad Ng, Savita Ng, and Suhaila Ng.
  • President Obama is Sworn into Office
    Sonya N. Hebert
    inaugurations
    Washington, D.C.
    Justices
    First Family
    U.S. Capitol
    In this photograph taken by Sonya N. Herbert, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. of the Supreme Court administers the Oath of Office to President Barack Obama during the inaugural swearing-in ceremony at the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. on January 21, 2013. First Lady Michelle Obama holds a Bible that belonged to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and the Lincoln Bible, which was used at President Obama’s 2009 inaugural ceremony. Daughters Malia and Sasha stand with their parents.
  • President Kennedy Hosts State Dinner for Ẓāhir Shāh of Afghanistan
    Robert L. Knudsen
    State Visit
    State Dinner
    Grand Staircase
    First Family
    Entrance Hall
    Head of State
    This photograph, taken by Robert L. Knudsen, shows President John F. Kennedy and his sister, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, near the foot of the Grand Staircase with King Ẓāhir Shāh of Afghanistan and his wife, Humaira Begum, during a State Dinner held in his honor on September 5, 1963. Originally planned for the Rose Garden, the dinner took place in the State Dining Room due to the possibility of inclement weather.
  • Reception Following Funeral for President John F. Kennedy
    Cecil Stoughton
    First Family
    Red Room
    State Floor
    funerals
    Head of State
    In this photograph, taken on November 25, 1963, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy and her brother-in-law Senator Edward Kennedy receive guests in the Red Room following the State Funeral for President John F. Kennedy. Here, Mrs. Kennedy shakes hands with Prince Georg Valdemar of Denmark. Also pictured among the distinguished guests are Danish Prime Minister Jens Otto Krag; Prince Jean of Luxembourg; Prince Moulay Abdallah of Morocco; U.S. Chief of Protocol Angier Biddle Duke; and Brig. Gen. Godfrey T. McHugh, Air Force aide to President Kennedy. Following his assassination in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963, Kennedy's body lay in state in the East Room of the White House and the United States Capitol Building prior to burial at Arlington National Cemetery three days later. A funeral service was held at St. Matthew's Cathedral in Washington, D.C.
  • 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.
  • President and Mrs. Clinton with Eunice Kennedy Shriver at Special Olympics Dinner
    Ralph Alswang
    winter holidays
    receptions
    initiatives
    White House Guests
    First Family
    South Grounds
    South Lawn
    In this photograph, taken on December 17, 1998, Eunice Kennedy Shriver speaks during a White House dinner hosted on the South Grounds by President Bill Clinton and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton in support of the 30th anniversary of the Special Olympics. Shriver, sister of former President John F. Kennedy, founded the Special Olympics to honor the legacy of their sister, Rosemary Kennedy. The entertainment portion of the dinner was hosted by actress and comedian Whoopi Goldberg and included performances of holiday favorites by popular performers including Jon Bon Jovi, Mary J. Blige, Sheryl Crow, Vanessa Williams, Run-D.M.C., Eric Clapton, Tracy Chapman, and John Popper.
  • Lynda and Lucinda Robb in Front of Decorated White House Fireplace
    Michael Geissinger
    mantels
    holiday
    First Family
    Christmas
    Yellow Oval Room
    Second Floor
    This photograph is of Lynda Bird Johnson Robb and her infant daughter Lucinda Robb in front of the Yellow Oval Room fireplace decorated with Christmas stockings. The photograph was part of a leather-bound album of 22 photos of President Johnson and family at the White House. The album was a gift from President Lyndon B. Johnson. The Yellow Oval Room is located on the Second Floor of the Executive Mansion.
  • 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.
  • The Biden Family Walks to the White House
    Jerry Glaser
    inaugurations
    First Family
    Washington, D.C.
    In this photograph, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden walk with their family down Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House on January 20, 2021. U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers and Agents provided security in support of the 59th Presidential Inauguration in the greater Washington, D.C. area. President Biden took his Oath of Office to become the 46th President of the United States earlier in the day, in a scaled-down ceremony and celebration due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • President Trump Takes the Oath of Office
    Unknown
    inaugurations
    Washington, D.C.
    Justices
    First Family
    Congress
    U.S. Capitol
    This photograph of President-elect Donald Trump being sworn in as the president of the United States was taken on January 20, 2017. The oath was administered by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts with First Lady Melania Trump holding the Bible. Also pictured are President and Mrs. Trump’s son Barron Trump, President Trump’s older children, Donald Trump, Jr. and Ivanka Trump, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
  • The Biden Family Walks to the White House
    Jerry Glaser
    inaugurations
    First Family
    Washington, D.C.
    In this photograph, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden walk with their family down Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House on January 20, 2021. U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers and Agents provided security in support of the 59th Presidential Inauguration in the greater Washington, D.C. area. President Biden took his Oath of Office to become the 46th President of the United States earlier in the day, in a scaled-down ceremony and celebration due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Thanksgiving Day Pumpkin Pie Cook-Off at Prairie Chapel Ranch
    Eric Draper
    residence
    Thanksgiving
    Texas
    First Family
    food & drink
    In this photograph, taken by Eric Draper on November 24, 2005, first daughters Barbara and Jenna Bush present fresh-roasted pumpkin pies as President George W. Bush looks on with approval during a Thanksgiving Day pumpkin pie cook-off at the Prairie Chapel Ranch, the Bush family home near Crawford, Texas. Jenna Bush suggested the idea of a pumpkin pie challenge to chef Matthew Wendel, a friend of the family who cooked and assisted in household maintenance at Camp David and the Prairie Chapel Ranch. Also pictured seated in this photograph is Henry Hager, Jenna Bush's boyfriend. Bush and Hager were married at the Prairie Chapel Ranch in a private ceremony on May 10, 2008.
  • Thanksgiving Dinner at the Prairie Chapel Ranch
    Eric Draper
    Thanksgiving
    Texas
    First Family
    residence
    In this photograph, taken by Eric Draper on November 24, 2005, President George W. Bush enjoys Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends at the Prairie Chapel Ranch, his residence near Crawford, Texas. Here, the president, his mother and former First Lady Barbara Bush, his daughter Jenna Bush, Jenna's boyfriend Henry Hager, and other friends and family members applaud as chef Matthew Wendel and other staff members bring out a second serving of turkey and side dishes. Thanksgiving dinner at the Prairie Chapel Ranch was served family-style, and often featured traditional dishes with a modern twist such as turkey covered with peppered bacon, sweet and spicy mashed potatoes, and corn bread dressing.
  • President Roosevelt Throws First Pitch
    Harris & Ewing
    sports
    Washington, D.C.
    First Family
    Presidential Visit
    In this photograph, taken April 14, 1936, President Franklin D. Roosevelt throws the opening pitch of the baseball season in Washington, D.C. The Washington Senators defeated the New York Yankees with a final score of 1-0. Pictured in the first row of the stands from left to right: presidential secretary Marvin Hunter McIntyre; the president's son Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr.; his wife, Ethel du Pont Roosevelt; President Roosevelt; New York Yankees manager Joe McCarthy; Senators player Bucky Harris; Senators owner Clark Griffith; and American League president Will Harridge.
  • Lynda Bird Johnson and Charles Robb Wed in the East Room
    Unknown
    wedding
    State Floor
    First Family
    East Room
    military
    In this photograph, taken December 9, 1967, newlyweds Lynda Bird Johnson Robb and Capt. Charles S. Robb take their first steps together as man and wife following their wedding ceremony in the East Room of the White House. The ceremony was officiated by the Right Reverend Gerald Nicholas McAllister. This was the 15th wedding held at the White House. The couple enjoyed their wedding cake in the same room where they were married. During the ceremony, the cake was hidden behind a screen, which was removed when guests returned to the East Room for champagne, cake, and dancing. Fellow White House bride Alice Roosevelt Longworth, who married in 1906, was among the approximately 500 guests who attended the wedding. The bride's parents, President Lyndon B. Johnson and First Lady Lady Bird Johnson, can be seen watching proudly on the left side of this photograph. This photograph is part of a personal collection belonging to former White House Executive Chef Henry Haller. As executive chef from 1966-1987, Haller oversaw the food preparations for three wedding receptions at the White House for first daughters Luci Baines Johnson, Lynda Bird Johnson, and Tricia Nixon.
  • Tricia Nixon's Wedding Party
    Oliver F. Atkins
    Blue Room
    State Floor
    wedding
    First Family
    In this photograph, newlyweds Tricia Nixon and Edward Cox join family members and their wedding party in the Blue Room. Tricia's parents, President Richard M. Nixon and First Lady Pat Nixon stand near Tricia, along with their younger daughter, Julie Nixon Eisenhower. 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, overseeing the food preparations for the White House wedding receptions for three first daughters: Luci Baines Johnson, Lynda Bird Johnson, and Nixon.
  • Luci Johnson and Patrick Nugent on their Wedding Day
    Unknown
    wedding
    press
    First Family
    In this photograph, members of the press eagerly record first daughter Luci Baines Johnson and Patrick Nugent on their wedding day, August 6, 1966. The couple was married at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. and enjoyed a reception at the White House. Johnson was the daughter of President Lyndon B. Johnson and First Lady Lady Bird Johnson. This photograph is part of a collection belonging to former White House Executive Chef Henry Haller. Henry Haller served as executive chef at the White House from 1966-1987. Chef Haller oversaw the food preparations for Johnson's wedding reception as well as the receptions for first daughters Lynda Bird Johnson and Tricia Nixon.
  • Tricia Nixon and Edward Cox's Wedding
    Oliver F. Atkins
    First Family
    Rose Garden
    wedding
    In this photograph, taken June 12, 1971, Tricia Nixon walks down the aisle alongside her new husband Edward Cox following her wedding ceremony held in the White House Rose Garden. The wedding of the eldest daughter of President Richard M. Nixon and First Lady Pat Nixon was the 16th documented wedding to take place at the White House and the first to be held in the Rose Garden. 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, and oversaw the food preparations for the White House wedding receptions of three first daughters: Luci Baines Johnson, Lynda Bird Johnson, and Nixon.
  • Tricia Nixon and Edward Cox Cut Wedding Cake
    Robert L. Knudsen
    wedding
    State Floor
    First Family
    Entrance Hall
    food & drink
    In this photograph, taken June 12, 1971, newly married Tricia Nixon cuts into her wedding cake with the assistance of her husband, Edward Cox. The Nixon-Cox wedding ceremony was conducted in the Rose Garden of the White House, while the reception was held in the Entrance Hall. The six-layer, roughly seven-foot tall cake was designed by New York pastry chef Maurice Bonté, who in 1966 designed the wedding cake for first daughter Luci Baines Johnson. Nixon was the daughter of President Richard M. Nixon and First Lady Pat Nixon. This photograph is part of a collection belonging to former White House Executive Chef Henry Haller. Henry Haller served as the White House Executive Chef from 1966-1987, overseeing the food preparations for three wedding receptions.
  • President Nixon with Tricia and Edward Cox at their Wedding Reception
    Robert L. Knudsen
    wedding
    staff
    White House Guests
    State Floor
    First Family
    Entrance Hall
    food & drink
    In this photograph, President Richard M. Nixon congratulates his daughter Tricia and her new husband Edward Cox during their wedding reception in the Entrance Hall of the White House on June 12, 1971. Tricia's wedding cake, which stood at approximately seven-feet high, was designed by New York pastry chef Maurice Bonté. In this photograph, maitre d'hotel John W. Ficklin stands beside the president. 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, and oversaw the food preparations for the White House wedding receptions of three first daughters: Luci Baines Johnson, Lynda Bird Johnson, and Nixon.
  • Tricia Nixon and Edward Cox Wedding Ceremony
    Oliver F. Atkins
    First Family
    Rose Garden
    wedding
    South Grounds
    In this photograph, taken June 12, 1971, Tricia Nixon exchanges vows with Edward Cox during their wedding ceremony held in the gazebo of the White House Rose Garden. Theirs was the 16th documented wedding to take place at the White House and the first to be held in the Rose Garden. Nixon was the daughter of President Richard M. Nixon and First Lady Pat Nixon. 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, and oversaw food preparations for the wedding receptions for three first daughters: Luci Baines Johnson, Lynda Bird Johnson, and Nixon.