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  • Nixon Family Portrait
    Karl Schumacher
    portrait
    First Family
    Second Floor
    Yellow Oval Room
    This portrait of President Richard M. Nixon with his family in the Yellow Oval Room was taken on Father's Day, June 15, 1969. Pictured from left: the president's son-in-law, David Eisenhower; the president's youngest daughter, Julie Nixon Eisenhower; President Nixon; First Lady Pat Nixon; and Tricia Nixon, the president's eldest daughter. This photograph is part of the collection of former White House Executive Chef Henry Haller. As executive chef from 1966-1987, Haller catered to the taste of five first families and their distinguished guests.
  • President and Mrs. Nixon
    Unknown
    portrait
    This is a photographic portrait of President Richard M. Nixon and First Lady Pat Nixon. Nixon served as the 37th president of the United States from 1969-1974. Achievements during the Nixon administration include the moon landing, improved relations with China and the Soviet Union, and the conclusion of American fighting in Vietnam. Nixon also became the first president to resign, following the Watergate scandal. As first lady, Pat Nixon improved public accessibility to the White House by offering special tours for visually impaired groups and installing wheelchair ramps at public entrances. Mrs. Nixon also added over 600 pieces to the White House Collection, and oversaw the refurbishment of nine rooms in the White House. This photograph is part of a personal collection belonging to former White House Executive Chef Henry Haller. As executive chef from 1966-1987, Haller catered to the taste of five first families and their distinguished guests.
  • Tricia Nixon and Edward Cox on their Wedding Day
    Karl Schumacher
    wedding
    South Portico
    First Family
    In this photograph, taken on June 12, 1971, newlyweds Tricia Nixon and Edward Cox stand together on the balcony of the South Portico of the White House. Approximately 400 guests witnessed the couple exchange vows during their ceremony in the Rose Garden. Theirs was the first outdoor wedding ever held at the White House. 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 food preparations for three wedding receptions at the White House.
  • Lynda Bird Johnson with Daughter Lucinda Desha Robb
    Unknown
    First Family
    This photograph, taken October 31, 1968, shows a proud Lynda Bird Johnson Robb cradling her newborn daughter, Lucinda Desha Robb on the day the infant left Bethesda Naval Hospital to come home to the White House. Born on October 25, 1968, Lucinda was the first child of Lynda Bird and her husband, Capt. Charles S. Robb. When Lucinda was born, Capt. Robb was serving in Vietnam. Lynda Bird and Charles would later welcome two more daughters, Catherine and Jennifer. This photograph is part of a personal collection belonging to former White House Executive Chef Henry Haller. As executive chef from 1966-1987, Haller catered to the tastes of five first families and their distinguished guests.
  • President and Mrs. Nixon at Tricia's Wedding
    Oliver F. Atkins
    wedding
    music
    military
    Rose Garden
    South Grounds
    In this photograph, President Richard M. Nixon and First Lady Pat Nixon walk with the departing processional following their daughter Tricia's wedding in the Rose Garden on June 12, 1971. Approximately 400 guests watched the first daughter marry law student Edward Cox in the Rose Garden. This was the first outdoor wedding ceremony ever held at the White House. 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 food preparations for three wedding receptions at the White House for first daughters Luci Baines Johnson, Lynda Bird Johnson, and Tricia Nixon.
  • Chef Henry Haller in the White House Kitchen
    Unknown
    Ground Floor
    Kitchen
    staff
    In this photograph, White House Executive Chef Henry Haller adds wine to a dish in the White House Kitchen. During his tenure as executive chef from 1966-1987, Haller cooked for five first families and their distinguished guests. The Swiss-American chef managed over 250 State Dinners, oversaw meal preparation for some of the largest dinner parties ever held at the White House, and catered the wedding receptions for first daughters Luci Baines Johnson, Lynda Bird Johnson, and Tricia Nixon. Haller's recipes varied to suit the tastes of the families he served, emphasizing steak for the Johnsons, international dishes for the Nixons, healthy unpretentious dishes for the Fords, Southern comfort foods for the Carters, and variety for the Reagans. This photograph is part of Haller's personal collection.
  • Chef Henry Haller in the Family Kitchen
    Unknown
    Second Floor
    staff
    Family Kitchen
    In this photograph, White House Executive Chef Henry Haller finalizes preparations on a dish in the Family Kitchen on the Second Floor of the White House. During his tenure as executive chef from 1966-1987, Haller cooked for five first families and their distinguished guests. The Swiss-American chef managed over 250 State Dinners, oversaw meal preparation for some of the largest dinner parties ever held at the White House, and catered the wedding receptions of first daughters Luci Baines Johnson, Lynda Bird Johnson, and Tricia Nixon. Haller's recipes varied to suit the tastes of the families he served, emphasizing steak for the Johnsons, international dishes for the Nixons, healthy unpretentious dishes for the Fords, Southern comfort foods for the Carters, and variety for the Reagans. This photograph is part of Haller's personal collection.
  • Lynda Bird Johnson's Wedding Cake
    Unknown
    wedding
    food
    East Room
    State Floor
    This cake was created for the wedding of Lynda Bird Johnson to Capt. Charles S. Robb on December 9, 1967. They were the 15th couple to be married at the White House. The cake is pictured on display in the East Room. White House Executive Chef Henry Haller oversaw the catering for the wedding reception, which, like the ceremony itself, was held in the East Room of the White House. The cake was designed by pastry chef Clement Maggia of the Greenbriar Hotel, and decorated by pastry chef Eric Crane of the Greenbriar Hotel on the day of the wedding. 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, serving five first families and their distinguished guests.
  • Chef Henry Haller in the White House Kitchen
    Unknown
    Ground Floor
    staff
    Kitchen
    In this photograph, White House Executive Chef Henry Haller pours drinks for colleagues in the White House Kitchen, including White House food coordinator Mary Kaltman, at center. Chef Haller served as executive chef at the White House from 1966-1987. During his tenure, he oversaw food preparations for over 250 State Dinners and the White House wedding receptions for three first daughters: Luci Baines Johnson, Lynda Bird Johnson, and Tricia Nixon. This photograph was taken during the administration of Lyndon B. Johnson. This photograph is part of chef Haller's personal collection.
  • Food Preparations in White House Kitchen
    Unknown
    staff
    Ground Floor
    Kitchen
    This photograph shows White House Executive Chef Henry Haller (left) working alongside his team in the White House Kitchen. It was taken in 1966 or 1967, during the administration of President Lyndon B. 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, catering to five first families and their distinguished guests.
  • 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.
  • Lynda Bird Johnson's Wedding Cake
    Unknown
    wedding
    food
    State Floor
    East Room
    staff
    This cake was created for the wedding of first daughter Lynda Bird Johnson and Capt. Charles S. Robb on December 9, 1967. They were the 15th couple known to be married at the White House. The cake is pictured on display in the East Room. White House Executive Chef Henry Haller (far left) oversaw the catering for the wedding reception, which, like the ceremony itself, was held in the East Room of the White House. The cake was designed by pastry chef Clement Maggia of the Greenbriar Hotel, and decorated by pastry chef Eric Crane of the Greenbriar Hotel on the day of the wedding. 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.
  • President Lyndon B. Johnson with Yuki
    Unknown
    pets
    Texas
    In this photograph, President Lyndon B. Johnson sits on a fence at his Texas ranch, holding his beloved dog, Yuki. Yuki, a mixed breed stray, was discovered by President Johnson's daughter Luci Baines Johnson at a Texas gas station on Thanksgiving Day 1966. 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.
  • Executive Chef Henry Haller in White House Kitchen
    Unknown
    staff
    Kitchen
    Ground Floor
    In this photograph, White House Executive Chef Henry Haller speaks with a visitor in the White House Kitchen on the Ground Floor. This photograph was taken during the administration of President Lyndon B. Johnson. Haller served as executive chef at the White House from 1966-1987. This photograph is part of Chef Haller's personal collection.
  • White House Staff Wish President Reagan a Speedy Recovery
    Unknown
    Eishenhower Executive Office Building
    staff
    This photograph, taken April 7, 1981, shows White House staff members outside of the Old Executive Office Building. They are gathered under an enormous banner that reads "Get Well Soon! Mr. President, Jim, Tim, and Tom." This photograph was taken following an assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan on March 30, 1981. President Reagan, White House press secretary James S. Brady, Secret Service agent Tim McCarthy, and police officer Thomas Delahanty suffered gunshot wounds during an assassination attempt by John W. Hinckley. This photograph is part of a personal collection belonging to former White House Executive Chef Henry Haller, who served five presidents and their families from 1966-1987. Haller can be seen in the upper right side of this photograph. Other members of the White House Kitchen staff present in this group photograph include pastry chef Roland Mesnier, chef Frank Ruta, and Assistant Executive Chef Hans Raffert. A copy of this photograph was presented to President Reagan as he recovered from his gunshot wound at George Washington University Hospital in April 1981.
  • Tricia Nixon's Wedding Cake
    Unknown
    Entrance Hall
    wedding
    food
    State Floor
    This photograph shows the top three layers and the cake topper of the wedding cake created for Tricia Nixon's reception on June 12, 1971. Nixon was the daughter of President Richard M. Nixon and First Lady Pat Nixon. The cake was designed by New York pastry chef Maurice Bonté, who also created the wedding cake for then-first daughter Luci Baines Johnson in 1966. Measuring at nearly a foot tall, the gazebo on top of the cake was modeled after the one in the White House Rose Garden, where Tricia Nixon exchanged vows with her husband-to-be, Edward Cox. This photograph is part of a collection belonging to former White House Executive Chef Henry Haller. Haller served as executive chef at the White Hosue from 1966-1987, and also oversaw the food preparations for the White House wedding receptions of first daughter Lynda Bird Johnson.
  • Executive Chef Haller in the White House Kitchen
    Unknown
    staff
    Kitchen
    Ground Floor
    In this photograph, White House Executive Chef Henry Haller prepares food in the White House Kitchen. Haller served as executive chef at the White House from 1966-1987, preparing food to suit the palates of five first families and their distinguished guests. This photograph was taken during the Lyndon B. Johnson administration. This photograph is part of Chef Haller's personal collection.