Tag: The White House

The Brand New West Wing

This lovely old photograph shows the West Wing of the White House shortly after it was completed. Presidential...
The White House during the Civil War

The White House Before Fences and Security

Can you even believe this photo. This dude is just sitting on what appears to be a low stone wall on the south side...
White House image from the 1880s

Stunning 1880s Photo of the White House

You have to see this amazing old photo of the White House. This is a view of the President's Mansion from the south. Source: Library...
White House- Washington DC- circa 1950 Photographed by my grandfather with Leica 111c 35mm circa 1950

The White House in 1950

This beautiful photo of the north side of the White House was taken in 1950. Click on it for more. Source: Martin Archer on Flickr Here's...

President Hoover With Boys and Girls at The White House

Here's a cool old photo showing President Herbert Hoover with a large group of boys and girls at the White House. Source: Shorpy
Engraving of the Capitol after it was burned in August 1814

Engravings of President’s House and Capitol After Burning of Washington

Below are two amazing engravings of the President's House and the Capitol Building following the Burning of Washington on August 24, 1814. The engravings...
South portico of the White House as seen through entrance from East Executive Ave., N.W.

1923 View of White House South Portico

This is an excellent view of the White House's South Portico. Make sure you click on the image for a much larger...
Children and parents on lawn of the White House for Easter Monday egg roll

World War II Photo of White House South Lawn

Here's a photo we dug up at the Library of Congress, and it's labeled as 1944 during the Easter Monday egg roll. Source: Library of...

Little Girls Playing Next to West Wing

Times sure were different. You're never going to see something like this again, but at the time, the White House was fairly accessible. The...

Amazing 19th Century Photo of the White House

How cool is this old photo? Check out the White House as it looked in the late 19th century. It appears to be a...

Beautiful 1857 White House and Conservatory Photo

Whoa. This one is amazing. James Buchanan was the president when this photo was taken -- unless it was early that year, then it...
White House stables in 1857

Rare Photo of White House Stables

Have you ever seen a photo of the White House stables? We haven't actually come across one until we found this at the Library...
The White House at night

White House on a Snowy Night in 1907

Check out this great old photograph from 1907. It shows the North Portico of the White House after a winter snow on February 18th,...
Army Officers at New Year reception, [Washington, D.C.], 1/1/25

Military Officers Celebrate New Year’s at White House

Happy New Year! I hope 2014 is a great year for you and all GoDCers ... while you recover from whatever you did last...
Jubilant crowd on V-J day dancing on the White House lawn

V-J Day Jubilation at the White House

What a terrific scene, the likes of which most of us don't understand. August 14th, 1945 was Victory of Japan day and the final...

President Ford’s Second Day on the Job

Here's a fascinating old photo from President Ford's Administration. It was taken on August 10th, 1974. That's important because Nixon resigned the previous day...
Picketing the White House at Wilson's second inauguration, March 4, 1917

National Women’s Party Picketing the White House in 1917

Here's a photo from March 4th, 1917. This was the date of Woodrow Wilson's second Inauguration and the women picketing the East Wing of...
model of proposed White House changes

Fascinating Unbuilt Expansion of the White House (1892)

During the administration of President Benjamin Harrison, there was a push to renovate the Executive Mansion, bringing it up to the elegant standards of...
the White House

Pre-Truman Balcony White House Photograph

This is a great find. It shows the White House as viewed from the South Lawn before the Truman renovation. Source: Charles W. Cushman Photograph...

1890s Photo of the White House

This is amazing. Look how crisp the photo is. Click on it for a larger version. the White...
aerial view of the White House looking north - 1990

Terrific Aerial View of the White House

Here's a shot that's probably impossible to get today -- unless you're flying on Marine One. Source: Library of Congress