The photograph below shows sheep grazing near the East Wing of the White House during World War I. Woodrow and Edith Wilson had the sheep roam the grounds so they could save money by not having to mow the grass. Also, the sheep’s wool was auctioned off to raise money for the Red Cross.
Sheep Grazing at the White House in 1919 – The Story Behind the Photo
Discover the story behind a Nation's Attic photograph of sheep grazing at the White House in 1919. Woodrow and Edith Wilson had the sheep roam the grounds to save money and also to raise money for the Red Cross.