Take a look back at the early 20th century version of open government and transparency with this review of the White House visitors list from January 24th, 1912, when President Taft received members of Congress, ambassadors and more.
Take a look at the proposed Executive Mansion to be built on Meridian Hill, a plan championed by Mary Foote Henderson. See the extravagant design, plus learn more about Mrs. Henderson and other buildings that were never built in Washington.
Explore a fascinating old photo from the Library of Congress, gifted to the Library in 1947 by Herbert French. It was created somewhere between 1909 and 1940 and features Native Americans at the White House.
Check out this home movie footage from Lady Bird Johnson during the 1960s! The LBJ Library has an entire YouTube channel dedicated to these videos, plus follow them on Twitter and Facebook. See President Johnson, Vice President Humphrey, and more!
Take a look back at President Nixon during the Watergate scandal and see how the American Presidency was redefined. Watch the video and see the intimidating photo of Richard Nixon. Visit Ghosts of DC to learn more!
Theodore Roosevelt was a man of courage and strength. He took a bullet in his chest and still gave a speech. See his iconic White House portrait and other photos of the 26th President of the United States.
Take a ground level perspective of life in Washington City in the days after the fall of Fort Sumter. Read about the panic that spread, the Confederate response and the harsh words for President Lincoln and his cabinet. See photos from the era to get a better feel for living in Washington in 1861.