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Tag: The West Wing

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Pilot Lands Plane on Street Next to West Wing
In 1910, a British pilot landed his small biplane between the West Wing and the Old Executive Office Bulding. He stopped for lunch with some dignitaries and then took off. Read the incredible story.
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The West Wing of the White House: A Glimpse into its Early History
Discover the history of the West Wing of the White House through a vintage photograph taken by William Henry Jackson shortly after its completion. Learn about the architecture and construction of this iconic wing of the White House, and gain a glimpse into its early years. Explore the Detroit Publishing Company photograph collection at the Library of Congress for more historical treasures.
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A Fascinating Photo from President Ford's Administration on the Day After Nixon's Resignation
Check out this fascinating photo of President Ford on August 10th, 1974 - the day after Nixon resigned. Is the expression on his face one of surprise or excitement? See the photo and find out!
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Harry Truman's Proposed West Wing Extension Was Never Built
Harry Truman proposed expanding the West Wing of the White House, but the plan was rejected. In response, he built the Truman Balcony on the south side of the building instead.
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Exploring the Smithsonian's Historic Photos of the West Wing and Washington Monument
Take a trip down memory lane with us as we explore the Smithsonian's archives of historic photos of the West Wing and the Washington Monument. See the stunning photos of DC's past! #Smithsonian #WestWing #WashingtonMonument
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View of the State, War and Navy Building From the Rose Garden
What a terrific old photo of the State, War and Navy Building around the turn of the century. State, War and Navy Building
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White House Renovation Is Not Pleasing; Historic Lines Lost, Texas Steers' Heads for Decorations
Teddy Roosevelt moved into the White House and made some changes that rocked the boat. The Executive Mansion was getting pretty cramped with the expanding needs of the president’s staff. White House north view – 1901 (Library of Congress) Below is an article from the Washington Times on November 20th, 1902 detailing the renovations being done at the time. The “new”...
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Babe Ruth Visits the White House: A Starstruck Moment in 1921
On December 7th, 1921, Babe Ruth, the biggest celebrity in America, visited the White House to stop by and say hello to President Harding. Read about this starstruck moment and related stories!
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