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When Harry S. Truman inherited the White House as his official residence, he was dismayed to discover its dismal state. Take a look at this renovation. Old Pictures, Old Photos, Time Pictures, Amazing Pictures, Rare Photos, Vintage Photographs, Vintage Photos, Inside The White House, Ville New York
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The Shell of the White House During the Renovation

Window openings provide bursts of light into the cavernous interior of the White House, supported only by a web of temporary steel supports. The exterior walls rest on new concrete underpinnings, which allow earth-moving equipment to dig a new basement.

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Official Portrait 2015.

During World War I, Woodrow and Edith Wilson kept a flock of sheep on the White House grounds to save costs to cut the grass. The wool was also auctioned off to raise money for the Red Cross. American Presidents, American History, Old Pictures, Old Photos, Rare Photos, Presidential History, Interesting History, Interesting Photos, Thats The Way
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Sheep & The White House

“President Wilson’s Sheep at White House” Photo Credit: Martin A. Gruber/Smithsonian Institution Sheep were a common sight on the White House grounds during World War I. President Wilson and the First Lady kept sheep on the lawn for two reasons: firstly it reduced the cost of cutting the grass and, secondly, it offset the lack of manpower as many of the gardeners volunteered to serve in the armed forces.. The wool was also auctioned off and over $52,000 was raised for the Red Cross. Share…

First lady Jacqueline Kennedy shows off a James Monroe-era candelabrum in the White House in Fluent in French, she was renowned for her charm and graciousness as a hostess. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, John Kennedy, Jaqueline Kennedy, White House Interior, White House Tour, James Monroe, Southern Fashion, John Fitzgerald, Do It Yourself Home
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Jackie Kennedy- decorating the White House

Star Trek’s Nichelle Nichols was in D., for a visit to NASA’s Goddard Center. She also took a quick stroll by the White House to meet President Obama. Nichols confirmed Obama is “definitely a Trekker,” and the pair gave the Vulcan salute to prove it. Nichelle Nichols, Star Trek Original, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Big Bang Theory, Star Treck, Nave Enterprise, Geeks, Star Wars

Photo: President Obama and Uhura Give The Vulcan Salute In The Oval Office - Geeks of Doom

Actress Nichelle Nichols, who played Lt. Uhura in the original 1960s Star Trek television series, recently had the chance to visit the White House, where she had her photo taken with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office. And what are the two of them doing in the photo? Flashing the Vulcan salute. Awesome. Check out the photo here below. Nichols met with Obama on February 29, 2012, and posted the photo to her Twitter account today. "A photo came to me in the mail that I've kept for…

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The Devoted Classicist

The Dining Room restored to the 1815 scheme showing the new carpet. Photo courtesy of Ralph Harvard, Ralph Harvard Inc. One of the most popular posts of The Devoted Classicist blog has been Historic Paint Color At Monticello which presents the re-creation of the 1815 chrome-yellow paint scheme for the Dining Room. One of the pleasures of authoring a blog is making new acquaintances, and hearing from old ones. So it was a great treat to get an email from the distinguished New York City…

President James K. Polk in 1846 received this impressive china service of 36 pieces manufactured by Edouard D. Honore of Champroux FRA. Corcoran supervised the furnishings of the White House, which included the new official state dinner service. James K Polk, Presidential History, Lenox China, Dinner Plates, Dessert Plates, Ribbon Banner, Historical Artifacts, American Presidents, Antique China
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James Polk White House China | Sarah Polk White House China

White house china ordered by and used by James and Sarah Polk. A dessert plate is featured.

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Tour Guide: A Presidential Christmas

Since it’s increasingly hard to step inside the White House for a tour, we offer up two presidential homes just outside Washington, D.C. that have festive holiday tours every year. Visit Monticello, Thomas Jefferson‘s home in Charlottesville, Virginia, just two hours south of the District. The guided Holiday Signature Tour will take guests through the…

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Jackie Kennedy's White House bedroom. www.pinkpillbox.com

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Old Picture of the Day

Each day we bring you one stunning little glimpse of history in the form of a historical photograph. Enjoy!

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White house china, ordered by and used by Franklin and Jane Pierce.

President William Jefferson Clinton official White House State Dinner Service of 300 pieces was commissioned in made by Lenox of Trenton NJ. The Service Plate had an image of the White House in the center. Bill And Hillary Clinton, William Clinton, White House Washington Dc, Terracotta, American Presidents, American History, Antique China, China Patterns, Place Settings

Bill Clinton White House China | Hilary Clinton White House China

White house china ordered by and used by Bill and Hilary Clinton.

Sister Parish decorated the White House during Jackie Kennedy’s time. This is the Yellow Oval Room which explores Sister Parish’s love for color. She was one of the first to bring in patterns. Los Kennedy, Jackie Kennedy, Jackie O's, English Country Style, Country Style Homes, Country Houses, French Country, White House Interior, Home Interior Design
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The First Decorator

Besides the Reagans bringing a bit of Hollywood into the Oval Office back in the 1980’s, did you know that Nancy Reagan was responsible for hiring Los Angeles interior designer Ted Graber, once dubbed the “First Decorator” of the White House.

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White House lights up rainbow colors to celebrate SCOTUS ruling

The light display caps a day of jubilation over the decision at the executive mansion.

White House Curator Bill Allman explains how the effects of the White House Fire of 1814 are still evident today in this video. America Washington, George Washington, Inside The White House, Best Places To Live, White Paints, Paris Skyline, United States, Fire, Mansions
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Catching Up with The Curator: The White House Fire of 1814

Go inside the White House with White House Curator Bill Allman as he shows you how the effects of the White House fire of 1814 still linger untill this day. ...