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  • 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.
  • Close Up, East Room Crèche
    Otis Imboden
    holidays
    State Floor
    East Room
    Christmas
    creche
    This photograph, taken in December 1971, shows the 18th century crèche (or nativity scene) on display in the East Room during the Richard M. Nixon administration. The crèche was donated to the White House Collection by Mrs. Charles W. Engelhard, Jr. of Far Hills, New Jersey in 1967. The donation included 39 hand-painted figurines. The 14 foot tall crèche setting display was built by Tony Award-winning stage designer Donald Oenslager, with mechanisms for annual disassembly.
  • Close Up, East Room Crèche
    Otis Imboden
    holidays
    State Floor
    East Room
    Christmas
    creche
    This photograph, taken in December 1971, shows the 18th century crèche (or nativity scene) on display in the East Room during the Richard M. Nixon administration. The crèche was donated to the White House Collection by Mrs. Charles W. Engelhard, Jr. of Far Hills, New Jersey in 1967. The donation included 39 hand-painted figurines. The 14 foot tall crèche setting display was built by Tony Award-winning stage designer Donald Oenslager, with mechanisms for annual disassembly.
  • Crèche on Display in the East Room
    Otis Imboden
    holidays
    State Floor
    East Room
    Christmas
    creche
    This photograph, taken in December 1971, shows the 18th century crèche (or nativity scene) on display in the East Room during the Richard M. Nixon administration. The crèche was donated to the White House Collection by Mrs. Charles W. Engelhard, Jr. of Far Hills, New Jersey in 1967. The donation included 39 hand-painted figurines. The 14 foot tall crèche setting display was built by Tony Award-winning stage designer Donald Oenslager, with mechanisms for annual disassembly.
  • Crèche on Display in the East Room
    Otis Imboden
    holidays
    State Floor
    East Room
    Christmas
    creche
    This photograph, taken in December 1971, shows the 18th century crèche (or nativity scene) on display in the East Room during the Richard M. Nixon administration. The crèche was donated to the White House Collection by Mrs. Charles W. Engelhard, Jr. of Far Hills, New Jersey in 1967. The donation included 39 hand-painted figurines. The 14 foot tall crèche setting display was built by Tony Award-winning stage designer Donald Oenslager, with mechanisms for annual disassembly.
  • Crèche on Display in the East Room
    Otis Imboden
    holidays
    State Floor
    East Room
    Christmas
    creche
    This photograph, taken in December 1971, shows the 18th century crèche (or nativity scene) on display in the East Room during the Richard M. Nixon administration. The crèche was donated to the White House Collection by Mrs. Charles W. Engelhard, Jr. of Far Hills, New Jersey in 1967. The donation included 39 hand-painted figurines. The 14 foot tall crèche setting display was built by Tony Award-winning stage designer Donald Oenslager, with mechanisms for annual disassembly.
  • Crèche on Display in the East Room
    Otis Imboden
    holidays
    State Floor
    East Room
    Christmas
    creche
    This photograph, taken in December 1971, shows the 18th century crèche (or nativity scene) on display in the East Room during the Richard M. Nixon administration. The crèche was donated to the White House Collection by Mrs. Charles W. Engelhard, Jr. of Far Hills, New Jersey in 1967. The donation included 39 hand-painted figurines. The 14 foot tall crèche setting display was built by Tony Award-winning stage designer Donald Oenslager, with mechanisms for annual disassembly.
  • A "Powwow" at the White House
    Harper's Weekly
    This wood engraving appeared in "Harper's Weekly" and is entitled "A 'Powwow' at the White House." The engraving shows President Hayes meeting with Native Americans in the East Room of the White House. Hayes hosted several Native American delegations during his time in office.
  • The First Reading of the Emancipation Proclamation Before the Cabinet
    Alexander Hay Ritchie
    Second Floor
    Lincoln Bedroom
    Cabinet
    This 1866 engraving by Alexander Hay Ritchie is based on the 1864 painting by Francis Bicknell Carpenter. The widely circulated engraving depicts the first reading of the Emancipation Proclamation in the Cabinet Room of the White House, in what is now the Lincoln Bedroom. The Emancipation Proclamation was signed on January 1, 1863 and granted freedom to enslaved people residing in Confederate states. Those present were (from left to right): Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of the Treasury Salmon P. Chase, President Abraham Lincoln, Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Interior Caleb B. Smith, Secretary of State William H. Seward, Postmaster General Montgomery Blair, and Attorney General Edward Bates.
  • State Dinner Table Settings and Decor, Trump Administration
    Suz Redfearn
    State Visit
    State Floor
    State Dinner
    State Dining Room
    This photograph is of the table settings and decor for the State Dinner held in honor of French president Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018, during the Donald Trump administration. For the State Dinner, the first hosted by President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, china from the Bill Clinton administration was used and a menu was placed upon each service dish. The menus were flourished with a gold, embossed fleur de lis. The State Dinner was held in the State Dining Room with each table decorated with a centerpiece of sweet pea and white lilac flowers. Suz Redfearn took this photograph for the White House Historical Association on April 23.
  • State Dinner Table Settings and Decor, Trump Administration
    Suz Redfearn
    State Visit
    State Floor
    State Dinner
    State Dining Room
    This photograph is of the table settings and decor for the State Dinner held in honor of French president Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018, during the Donald Trump administration. For the State Dinner, the first hosted by President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, china from the Bill Clinton administration was used and a menu was placed upon each service dish. The menus were flourished with a gold, embossed fleur de lis. The State Dinner was held in the State Dining Room with each table decorated with a centerpiece of sweet pea and white lilac flowers. Suz Redfearn took this photograph for the White House Historical Association on April 23.
  • State Dinner Table Settings and Decor, Trump Administration
    Suz Redfearn
    State Visit
    State Floor
    State Dinner
    State Dining Room
    This photograph is of the table settings and decor for the State Dinner held in honor of French president Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018, during the Donald Trump administration. For the State Dinner, the first hosted by President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, china from the Bill Clinton administration was used and a menu was placed upon each service dish. The menus were flourished with a gold, embossed fleur de lis. The State Dinner was held in the State Dining Room with each table decorated with a centerpiece of sweet pea and white lilac flowers. Suz Redfearn took this photograph for the White House Historical Association on April 23.
  • State Dinner Table Settings and Decor, Trump Administration
    Suz Redfearn
    State Visit
    State Floor
    State Dinner
    State Dining Room
    This photograph is of the table settings and decor for the State Dinner held in honor of French president Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018, during the Donald Trump administration. For the State Dinner, the first hosted by President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, china from the Bill Clinton administration was used and a menu was placed upon each service dish. The menus were flourished with a gold, embossed fleur de lis. The State Dinner was held in the State Dining Room with each table decorated with a centerpiece of sweet pea and white lilac flowers. Suz Redfearn took this photograph for the White House Historical Association on April 23.
  • State Dinner Table Settings and Decor, Trump Administration
    Suz Redfearn
    State Visit
    State Floor
    State Dinner
    State Dining Room
    This photograph is of the table settings and decor for the State Dinner held in honor of French president Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018, during the Donald Trump administration. For the State Dinner, the first hosted by President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, china from the Bill Clinton administration was used and a menu was placed upon each service dish. The menus were flourished with a gold, embossed fleur de lis. The State Dinner was held in the State Dining Room with each table decorated with a centerpiece of sweet pea and white lilac flowers. Suz Redfearn took this photograph for the White House Historical Association on April 23.
  • State Dinner Table Settings and Decor, Trump Administration
    Suz Redfearn
    State Visit
    State Floor
    State Dinner
    State Dining Room
    This photograph is of the table settings and decor for the State Dinner held in honor of French president Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018, during the Donald Trump administration. For the State Dinner, the first hosted by President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, china from the Bill Clinton administration was used and a menu was placed upon each service dish. The menus were flourished with a gold, embossed fleur de lis. The State Dinner was held in the State Dining Room with each table decorated with a centerpiece of sweet pea and white lilac flowers. Suz Redfearn took this photograph for the White House Historical Association on April 23.
  • State Dinner Table Settings and Decor, Trump Administration
    Suz Redfearn
    State Visit
    State Floor
    State Dinner
    State Dining Room
    This photograph is of the table settings and decor for the State Dinner held in honor of French president Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018, during the Donald Trump administration. For the State Dinner, the first hosted by President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, china from the Bill Clinton administration was used and a menu was placed upon each service dish. The menus were flourished with a gold, embossed fleur de lis. The State Dinner was held in the State Dining Room with each table decorated with a centerpiece of sweet pea and white lilac flowers. Suz Redfearn took this photograph for the White House Historical Association on April 23.
  • State Dinner Table Settings and Decor, Trump Administration
    Suz Redfearn
    State Visit
    State Floor
    State Dinner
    State Dining Room
    This photograph is of the table settings and decor for the State Dinner held in honor of French president Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018, during the Donald Trump administration. For the State Dinner, the first hosted by President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, china from the Bill Clinton administration was used and a menu was placed upon each service dish. The menus were flourished with a gold, embossed fleur de lis. The State Dinner was held in the State Dining Room with each table decorated with a centerpiece of sweet pea and white lilac flowers. Suz Redfearn took this photograph for the White House Historical Association on April 23.
  • State Dinner Table Settings and Decor, Trump Administration
    Suz Redfearn
    State Visit
    State Floor
    State Dinner
    State Dining Room
    This photograph is of the table settings and decor for the State Dinner held in honor of French president Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018, during the Donald Trump administration. For the State Dinner, the first hosted by President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, china from the Bill Clinton administration was used and a menu was placed upon each service dish. The menus were flourished with a gold, embossed fleur de lis. The State Dinner was held in the State Dining Room with each table decorated with a centerpiece of sweet pea and white lilac flowers. Suz Redfearn took this photograph for the White House Historical Association on April 23.
  • State Dinner Table Setting, Trump Administration
    Suz Redfearn
    State Dining Room
    State Dinner
    State Floor
    State Visit
    china service
    place setting
    This photograph is of a table setting and menu for the State Dinner held in honor of French president Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018, during the Donald Trump administration. For the State Dinner, the first hosted by President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, china from the Bill Clinton administration was used and a menu was placed upon each service dish. The menus were flourished with a gold, embossed fleur de lis. The State Dinner was held in the State Dining Room. Suz Redfearn took this photograph for the White House Historical Association on April 23.
  • State Dinner Table Setting, Trump Administration
    Suz Redfearn
    State Dining Room
    State Dinner
    State Floor
    State Visit
    china service
    place setting
    This photograph is of a table setting and menu for the State Dinner held in honor of French president Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018, during the Donald Trump administration. For the State Dinner, the first hosted by President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, china from the Bill Clinton administration was used and a menu was placed upon each service dish. The menus were flourished with a gold, embossed fleur de lis. The State Dinner was held in the State Dining Room. Suz Redfearn took this photograph for the White House Historical Association on April 23.
  • State Dinner Table Setting, Trump Administration
    Suz Redfearn
    State Dining Room
    State Dinner
    State Floor
    State Visit
    china service
    place setting
    This photograph is of a table setting and menu for the State Dinner held in honor of French president Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018, during the Donald Trump administration. For the State Dinner, the first hosted by President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, china from the Bill Clinton administration was used and a menu was placed upon each service dish. The menus were flourished with a gold, embossed fleur de lis. The State Dinner was held in the State Dining Room. Suz Redfearn took this photograph for the White House Historical Association on April 23.
  • State Dinner Table Setting, Trump Administration
    Suz Redfearn
    State Dining Room
    State Dinner
    State Floor
    State Visit
    china service
    place setting
    This photograph is of a table setting and menu for the State Dinner held in honor of French president Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018, during the Donald Trump administration. For the State Dinner, the first hosted by President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, china from the Bill Clinton administration was used and a menu was placed upon each service dish. The menus were flourished with a gold, embossed fleur de lis. The State Dinner was held in the State Dining Room. Suz Redfearn took this photograph for the White House Historical Association on April 23.
  • State Dinner Table Setting, Trump Administration
    Suz Redfearn
    State Dining Room
    State Dinner
    State Floor
    State Visit
    china service
    place setting
    This photograph is of a table setting and menu for the State Dinner held in honor of French president Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018, during the Donald Trump administration. For the State Dinner, the first hosted by President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, china from the Bill Clinton administration was used and a menu was placed upon each service dish. The menus were flourished with a gold, embossed fleur de lis. The State Dinner was held in the State Dining Room. Suz Redfearn took this photograph for the White House Historical Association on April 23.