Take a journey through time with these photos of Lafayette Park near the White House. See how the statues have barely changed over the last 100 years, but the surroundings have! Click the images below for a closer look.
On April 10th, 1865, workmen from the Washington Navy Yard, accompanied by a band, visited Abraham Lincoln and Secretary of the Navy, Gideon Welles to congratulate them and celebrate the Union victory in the Civil War. Lincoln addressed the men and requested a performance of "Dixie" to close the celebration.
On December 7th, 1921, baseball's greatest hitter Babe Ruth visited President Harding in the White House. See an old photo of him exiting the West Wing and read about his earlier visits to the Executive Office of the President.
Susan’s final years of high school lined up perfectly with her father’s rise to the Oval Office. Partly for security, but more likely for the awesome factor, she hosted the senior prom at her house … the White House.
Discover the story behind a Nation's Attic photograph of sheep grazing at the White House in 1919. Woodrow and Edith Wilson had the sheep roam the grounds to save money and also to raise money for the Red Cross.