Tag: The White House

Four adults and six children, from Passaic, N.J., picket the White House following President Coolidge's refusal to listen to their complaints about wage cuts in the textile industry

Children Protesting Wages at the White House

This is a photograph from the Library of Congress, circa 1926. Definitely not something you're likely to see these days.

Southeast Garden at the White House in 1921

Wow ... another amazing shot. This one is colorized from 1921, taken by Frances Benjamin Johnston. Incredible details. Thank you Library of Congress!
White House daguerreotype by John Plumbe, Jr. in 1846 (Library of Congress)

In Search of a Real White House Ghost

A great article in the Washington Post from November 2nd, 1902 is very apropos for this blog, or at least the name of the...

Two Detailed Maps of the White House in 1903

How much do GoDCers love these old Baist maps? We love them so much that we're giving you a two-for-one.  
Photograph of President Truman and French President Charles de Gaulle, during welcoming ceremonies on the White House lawn, with officers saluting in the background. (August 22nd, 1945)

Charles de Gaulle: First White House Visitor Following World War II...

Americans love France, but we hate the French. Okay, maybe hate is a strong word, but we do have a very bizarre relationship with...
gardeners sweeping the White House lawn

Sweeping the White House Lawn

Why are these men sweeping the South Lawn? I have no idea. This photo was taken some time in the 1920s. Actually, just kidding. Those...
Topographical sketch of the environs of Washington, D.C. : (survey of locality for public park & site for a presidential mansion) / to accompany report of N. Michler, Major of Eng'rs, Bvt. Brig. Gen'l U.S.A.

Four New Sites for the White House

Last week we posted a detailed topographical map of Rock Creek ParkĀ from 1866. There were some great comments on it, including GoDCer Elizabeth's observation...
The White House East Wing as viewed from the south

View of the White House’s East Wing

We love this old photo of the White House, which we found in the Library of Congress' archives. There is not date on it,...
Harry Atwood takes off from the South Lawn - July 14th, 1911

Guy Flies Plane Off White House Lawn

This is a great picture, shared by GoDCer Mike, showing Harry Atwood, taking off from the South Lawn of the White House. This photo...
aerial view of the Ellipse

Don’t Take Our Ellipse Parking

We came across this article in the Washington Post from November 17th, 1955. Seems like people were getting pretty frustrated at the closing of...
Lafayette Park seen from the Old Executive Office Building in 1919 (RU007355 - Martin A. Gruber Photograph Collection, 1919-1924, Smithsonian Institution Archives )

The White House Gates Are Open to All

This is an odd scene, and one you would not see today. Below you'll see a photo of Lafayette Square, taken from the Old...
"Election night crowd at White House, November 1920." The chosen one was Warren Harding. National Photo Company glass negative.

1920 Election Night Celebrations at the White House

Take a look at the crowd in front of the White House on Election Night 1920. The elation is palpable as the crowd exudes...

White House Police Captain John McCubbin

Meet John McCubbin, White House police officer in 1922, recently promoted to head the force. Yes, he looks a little stiff. He was born in...
June 29, 1922. Little Miss Tarkington waits on the White House steps to snap a picture of President Warren G. Harding

Little Miss Tarkington Waits for President Harding

This picture speaks for itself. This little girl is waiting on the White House steps to take a photo with President Harding.
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Ex-White House Policeman Murders Wife

Okay, here is a headline that caught my attention: "Ex-White House Policeman Indicted as Slayer of Wife." This is an article from August 3rd,...
legalize beer cartoon by Pat Enright

Charge of ‘Beer Orgy’ Angers White House

That's a pretty good attention grabbing headline from the Washington Post. And I think this is appropriate, given the current media focus on the...
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Japanese State Visit to Eisenhower White House

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oKD5J7wllU In September of 1960, the U.S. and Japan were celebrating 100 years of diplomatic relations. Crown Prince Akihito and Princess Michiko traveled to Washington...
press correspondents and photographers on the White House lawn - 1918

White House Photographers in 1918

This is a great one to kick off our new Ghosts of DC design. This photograph shows a group of White House photographers from...
Woodrow Wilson in White Housevideo

Film Footage of Woodrow Wilson in the White House

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6nhqFIIGR4 This is pretty interesting. Check out this footage of President Wilson at the White House. Related articles Origins of the Political Ad: Woodrow Wilson's 1912 Campaign...
Ethel Roosevelt in 1908 (Library of Congress)

Ethel Roosevelt’s Dog Goes Missing From The White House

This article that we came across in the Washington Post is probably something we would never see today. I'm pretty sure Bo Obama is...
Isometrical view of the Presidents House, the surrounding public buildings, and private residences - 1984 (LIbrary of Congress)

Isometrical View of the White House

This is a cool drawing that we found in the Library of Congress' archives. It's centered on the White House, showing the surrounding area...