Awesome Then and Now: Concerts on the South Lawn, 1921 and 2009

We’re on a roll here with these photos, especially with ones of the White House. Here’s one of a concert given by the United States Marine Corps Band on the South Lawn. The photo was taken on July 16th, 1921.

concert on the South Lawn in 1921
concert on the South Lawn in 1921

Now, here’s a photo of a more contemporary concert on the White House South Lawn. This is a view of the lawn as the Foo Fighters played the July 4th, 2009 celebration.

The view of the South Lawn of the White House as the Foo Fighters performed on July 4, 2009. (Official White House photo by Pete Souza)
The view of the South Lawn of the White House as the Foo Fighters performed on July 4, 2009. (Official White House photo by Pete Souza)
 

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