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Topic: white house washington dc

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Architectural drawing for a frame ("looking glass frame for President's house") for Dolley Madison, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C.

Architectural drawing for a frame ("looking glass frame for President'...

Working drawing showing looking glass frame and mantel in Blue Room as elevation; rendering.

President's house, Washington

President's house, Washington

Drawing shows south facade of the White House from the southwest.

North front of the President's house / etched by W.I Stone, Washn.

North front of the President's house / etched by W.I Stone, Washn.

Print shows an exterior view of the north front of the White House.

Our country . . . home industry

Our country . . . home industry

An anti-Jackson broadside issued during the 1824 presidential election campaign. The text strongly criticizes Jackson's anti-tariff platform and condemns him and William Coleman as advocates of British interes... more

President's house, Washington

President's house, Washington

Drawing shows a street level view of the southern façade of the White House in Washington, D.C., showing the South Portico at an oblique angle from the south-west with the West Wing Colonnade on the left and th... more

The almighty lever

The almighty lever

E. W. Clay's apocalyptic allegory has public opinion as a giant lever, tilting decisively in favor of the Whigs late in the presidential campaign of 1840. In a symbolic landscape masses of people climb onto the... more

The fox chace

The fox chace

The artist's portrayal of Harrison's rout of Van Buren reflects strong Whig confidence late in the presidential campaign of 1840. Van Buren is shown as a fox, with a bird (an albatross?) labeled "Treasury" aro... more

Matty's dream

Matty's dream

Clay portrays Martin Van Buren driven from the White House by nightmares of cider barrels and Whig presidential challenger William Henry Harrison. Van Buren flees the presidential mansion in his nightshirt, dro... more

Notice to quit. March 4th 1841

Notice to quit. March 4th 1841

An optimistic Whig artist (probably Edward Williams Clay) portrays Martin Van Buren's evacuation of the White House on Inauguration Day 1841. A disgruntled Van Buren descends the steps, muttering "Our sufferin... more

A peep at the future

A peep at the future

A Whig fantasy on the supposed outcome of the 1844 election. Here Henry Clay and Theodore Frelinghuysen occupy the White House. They watch from a window as John Tyler plays a hand organ and leads a group of mi... more

Going to Texas after the election of 1844

Going to Texas after the election of 1844

A comic scene anticipating a Whig victory in the upcoming presidential election. The date is 1845, after an election supposedly decided on the Texas question, the tariff issue, and Democratic identification wi... more

Footrace, Pennsylvania Avenue. Stakes $25,000

Footrace, Pennsylvania Avenue. Stakes $25,000

The race for a $25,000 prize (the president's salary) is a metaphor for the 1844 campaign. The favored contender here is Henry Clay. The other runners are James K. Polk and John Tyler, while commentaries are of... more

President's house after its destruction by the British

President's house after its destruction by the British

Print shows fire damage to the White House after burning by the British during the war of 1812.

Whig harmony

Whig harmony

A severe split within the Whig ranks, between partisans of Henry Clay and those of Zachary Taylor, preceded the party's convention in June 1848. Here Horace Greeley, one of Clay's most influential northern supp... more

Fording Salt River

Fording Salt River

An election-year satire favoring Free Soil candidate Martin Van Buren in the 1848 presidential contest. A long-legged John Van Buren carries his father piggyback through Salt River, heading toward the White Ho... more

The liberty chariot

The liberty chariot

A burlesque triumphal procession representing victory for the Democratic platform in the election of 1848. In a chariot drawn by Democrats Lewis Cass and William O. Butler (shown as two horses), Uncle Sam drive... more

The day after the fair

The day after the fair

A pro-Cass satire, predicting the Democratic nominee's victory over Whig Zachary Taylor and Free Soil candidate Martin Van Buren. After the "fair," or election, Lewis Cass appears at the window of the White Ho... more

The place we hear about

The place we hear about

Another grim portrayal of violent goldfield life in California, similar to "Things as They Are" (no. 1849-3) and equally critical of the outgoing Polk administration. Here again mayhem erupts, as prospectors an... more

The poor soldier & his ticket for soup

The poor soldier & his ticket for soup

The presidential aspirations of Whig general Winfield Scott during the 1852 election are again belittled. Scott, in a tattered uniform and supporting himself on a crutch, extends his feathered cap toward the fi... more

The "White House" view in Washington.

The "White House" view in Washington.

Engraving showing a busy street filled with pedestrians and carriages in front of the Willard's City Hotel; the White House positioned on left side of hotel.

Rear of President's stables & grounds

Rear of President's stables & grounds

Photograph shows White House grounds with stableyard and part of stable.

President's stables (White House in the background).

President's stables (White House in the background).

Photograph shows two men and a horse at stables adjacent to White House.

White House (South front, or rear).

White House (South front, or rear).

Photograph shows White House with attached conservatory.

[White House conservatory]

[White House conservatory]

Photograph shows conservatory attached to the White House.

White House, S. front

White House, S. front

Photograph shows view to northwest showing west side and south porch.

Front of the White House, Washington

Front of the White House, Washington

Faint sketches of women strolling, upper left.

The undecided political prize fight

The undecided political prize fight

A pro-Breckinridge satire on the 1860 presidential contest. Republican candidate Abraham Lincoln (right) and Democrat Stephen A. Douglas (left) appear as boxers squaring off in a ring before a small crowd of on... more

Washington. Presidents house / lith. by E. Sachse & Co. Baltimore, Md.

Washington. Presidents house / lith. by E. Sachse & Co. Baltimore, Md.

Print shows a view across the lawn of the north portico of the White House, with a horse-drawn carriage on the drive in front.

[The White House, Washington, D.C.] / photo. by G.D. Wakely ; eng'd by J.C. Buttre N.Y.

[The White House, Washington, D.C.] / photo. by G.D. Wakely ; eng'd by...

Print shows a view of the north portico of the White House from the northeast, Washington, D.C.

Blue Room in the President's house / photographed and published by Bell & Bro., 319 Penn. Avenue, Washington, D.C.

Blue Room in the President's house / photographed and published by Bel...

No. 12 1/2. Title from item. Forms part of the Marian S. Carson Collection at the Library of Congress.

The White House

The White House

Three people stand on path just beyond west wing of White House.

Presidential mansion, Washington

Presidential mansion, Washington

Frontal view of the White House.

Blue room in President's mansion, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.

Blue room in President's mansion, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.

White House blue room with circular divan in foreground, chandelier above, and fireplace with large mirror in background.

Conservatory

Conservatory

Interior view of White House conservatory with plants and greenhouse glass roof.

State Dining Room in President's mansion

State Dining Room in President's mansion

Tables set in State Dining Room in the White House.

The White House, Washington, D.C. / photographed by L.E. Walker.

The White House, Washington, D.C. / photographed by L.E. Walker.

The White House with horse-drawn carriages in front.

The White House / photo. by G.D. Wakely ; eng'd by J.C. Buttre N.Y.

The White House / photo. by G.D. Wakely ; eng'd by J.C. Buttre N.Y.

Print shows a view of the north portico of the White House from the northeast, Washington, D.C.

Rushing the season / J. Keppler.

Rushing the season / J. Keppler.

Print shows the interior of the "Political Hot House" where many plants with the heads of politicians are potted and labeled with botanical names, for example "Butleria Cockeya", "McVeaghia No Chancea", "Tilden... more

Another restorer of antiquities à la Cesnola / Gillam.

Another restorer of antiquities à la Cesnola / Gillam.

Print shows Charles A. Dana as an archaeologist who has just excavated a statue labeled "S.J.T." and "Buried in 1876" from "Greystone", behind which Henry Watterson, on the left, and John Kelly, on the right, g... more

Still waiting / F. Opper.

Still waiting / F. Opper.

Print shows several men with brooms and shovels locked outside a fence with a large, spiked gate labeled "Civil Service Reform", among them are Thomas F. Bayard, Samuel J. Tilden, Henry Watterson, Charles A. Da... more

Helping the rascals in - a burglarious scheme that may be suddenly spoiled / J. Keppler.

Helping the rascals in - a burglarious scheme that may be suddenly spo...

Illustration shows James G. Blaine wearing a top hat with three plumes, a sack labeled "For the Plunder" hanging from his neck, and a paper tied at his waist that states "20 Years on the Make", attempting to br... more

White House employees

White House employees

Three men and a woman in office.

President's mansion, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.

President's mansion, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.

Frontal view of the White House, lawn and fountain in foreground.

Shaking hands with the President, March 5th, 1889, Washington, D.C.

Shaking hands with the President, March 5th, 1889, Washington, D.C.

Exterior view of the White House with children playing, two horse drawn carriages, etc.

Cabinet room, figures

Cabinet room, figures

Photograph shows two men standing around a table in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Washington, D.C.

The "President's own" in waiting as escort at the White House
The office lobby in the White House
White House orchids

White House orchids

Conservatory.

White House employee

White House employee

Employee seated at desk, half-length portrait, facing right.

White House employees

White House employees

Three men and a woman seated at desks.

The new administration - visitors paying their respects to President Harrison at the White House

The new administration - visitors paying their respects to President H...

Shows crowd entering White House through a door and exiting out an East Room window over a temporary bridge.

White House, 1889--Easter Monday

White House, 1889--Easter Monday

Crowd of people around pool, with the White House in background.

The president's house

The president's house

Stereograph showing a front view of the north portico of the White House.

Red Room, White House, Washington, D.C.

Red Room, White House, Washington, D.C.

Photograph shows an interior view of the Red Room in the White House, with portrait paintings of Mrs. Rutherford B. Hayes, R.B. Hayes of Ohio, and Mrs. Benjamin Harrison.