"A Vision Takes Form"
The White House Under Construction
"A Bird that Whistles"
In Jefferson's Cabinet
"The Splendid Mrs. Madison"
In the Elliptical Saloon
"Tiber Creek: The Bathers"
John Quincy Adams Takes a Deadly Chance
"The Great Cheese"
Jacksonian Democracy Enjoys a Special Treat
"Visitors from the East"
President Buchanan Greets Visitors From Far Away
A War Worker Calls for a Favor
"Composition in Red and Gold"
A Comfortable Room Rendered Richly
"A Favorable Day"
The White House Stables on the Day of Grant’s Second Inauguration
Captured by Color
Collection President Truman's Renovation
During the administration of President Harry S. Truman, the White House underwent a renovation and expansion so extensive, it changed...
Collection The President's Neighborhood
Since the White House was first occupied by President John Adams in 1800, influential people and organizations—or those who hoped to...
Collection Italy in the White House
Long before the emergence of the United States and Italy as nations, close connections between our two peoples influenced political...
White House Decorative Arts in the 1900s
Increased coverage by the press and public interest in the lives of the White House families inevitably has led to...
The Historic Decatur House
When Commodore Stephen Decatur, Jr., and his wife, Susan, moved to the new federal city in 1816, they purchased land on...
Comfort in My Retirement
They have been four years of incessant labour and anxiety and of great responsibility. I am heartily rejoiced that my...
A Portrait of Spanish Conquistador Hernan Corte's
Late in James K. Polk’s presidency, his wife Sarah Childress Polk received an unusual gift that implicitly equated expansionism wi...
The Man Who Came to Dinner at the White House
To Alexander Woollcott, the White House was the “best theatrical boarding house in Washington.” To his hostess, First Lady Eleanor Roos...
The President's Park
A recent magazine article described the garden of the White House, “known as the President’s Park,” as covering 82 acres and en...
The Corcoran Mansion
William Wilson Corcoran—banker, philanthropist, and patron of the arts—resided in picturesque splendor on the northwest corner of Lafayette Park...
White House Stonecutting Tools
Inventories of the tools in the stonecutting sheds suggest that some of the stone was sawed, a technique that bypassed...