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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 Collection

1890s Photo of the White House

This is amazing. Look how crisp the photo is. Click on it for a larger version. Source: Library of Congress
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
Truman's proposed West Wing expansion

Truman’s Proposed Extension to the West Wing Didn’t Happen

I’m not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing, but the extension proposed by Harry Truman was never built. He was annoyed by the rejection, so he instead, went ahead...
Sleeping porch on the roof of the White House Erected during the Taft Administration

President Taft’s Sleeping Porch at the White House

Seems odd that the President would sleep outside, but this was Washington before air conditioning. I’m sure it was miserable living here during the summer. Frankly, it still is pretty miserable during the summer....
View of the South Portico of the White House - February 16th, 1952

Exterior Photos of Truman Reconstruction of White House

Truman Reconstruction of the White House between 1949 and 1952. See exterior photos of the renovation project
interior shell of the White House - 1950

Interior Photos of Truman Reconstruction of White House

Truman Reconstruction of the White House between 1949 and 1952. See interior photos of the renovation project
Cheney and Rumsfeld in 1975

Cheney Steps Out of Rumsfeld’s Shadow

This is a fascinating old article from The Washington Post, printed on Thursday, november 6th, 1975. Dick Cheney was about to replace Donald Rumsfeld as President Ford’s Chief of Staff. The second most powerful office...
White House from above

Awesome Photo: The White House From Above

Due to restricted air space, this view of the White House from above is nearly impossible to get today. Source: Library of Congress