Interior Photos of Truman Reconstruction of White House

interior shell of the White House - 1950

We found these great photos at the National Archives. These document the major renovation project undertaken during President Truman’s administration.

White House lobby

White House lobby - December 27th, 1949
White House lobby – December 27th, 1949

Second floor corridor

Second floor corridor - February 9th, 1950
Second floor corridor – February 9th, 1950 

Interior shell of the White House

interior shell of the White House - May 15th, 1950
interior shell of the White House – May 15th, 1950

Bedroom and sitting room

bedroom and sitting room - February 27th, 1950
bedroom and sitting room – February 27th, 1950

Second floor oval study

second floor oval study - March 9th, 1950
second floor oval study – March 9th, 1950

View from Lincoln bedroom

view from Lincoln bedroom - January 23rd, 1951
view from Lincoln bedroom – January 23rd, 1951

Interior shell of the White House

interior shell of the White House - 1950
interior shell of the White House – 1950

Construction equipment inside the White House

construction equipment inside the White House - 1950
construction equipment inside the White House – 1950

Lower corridor of the White House

lower corridor of the White House - February 15th, 1950
lower corridor of the White House – February 15th, 1950

Main White House staircase

main White House staircase - February 23rd, 1950
main White House staircase – February 23rd, 1950

Source: U.S. National Archives

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