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Red Room History

The Red Room, circa 2000

The Red Room, circa 1999

The Red Room in 1992 (HABS)

The Red Room, circa 1992

Ronald Reagan welcomes British PM Margaret Thatcher in the Red Room in 1983 (Reagan Library)

Nancy Reagan in the Red Room in 1981 (NARA - Reagan Library)

The Red Room, circa 1972, during the Nixon administration (White House)

Social secretary Bess Abell in the Red Room in 1968 (Johnson Library)

The Red Room, circa 1962, during the Kennedy administration (Kennedy Library)

The Nellie Custis sofa in the Red Room, circa 1962 (White House)

The Red Room, circa 1962, looking southwest (Conde Nast)

The Red Room, circa 1962 (White House Historical Association)

The Red Room, circa 1958, during the Eisenhower administration (National Geographic | Thomas Nebbia)

The Red Room, circa 1957 (Eisenhower Library)

The Red Room in 1952, after the Truman reconstruction (Truman Library - Report of the CREM)

The Red Room in 1948 (Library of Congress - Theodor Horydczak)

The Red Room in 1948, before the Truman reconstruction (Truman Library - Abbie Rowe)

The Red Room in 1940

The Red Room around 1930, during the Hoover era (NARA)

The Red Room, circa 1925 (Library of Congress - Theodor Horydczak)

The Red Room, circa 1924

The Red Room, circa 1909 (Library of Congress)

Hand-tinted photo of the Red Room, circa 1904 (Library of Congress)

The Red Room, circa 1904 (Library of Congress - mislabeled as the "Green Parlor")

The Red Room fireplace, circa 1895

The Red Room, circa 1894

The Red Room, circa 1893 (Library of Congress - Frances Benjamin Johnston)

The Red Room around 1890, with portrait of President Arthur [stereo] (New York Public Library)

Hand-tinted etching of the Red Room around 1887 (Library of Congress)

The Red Room hand-tinted in green by mistake, circa 1885 (White House postcard - mislabeled as "East Room")

The Red Room around 1884, with Arthur's Victorian urns replacing Tiffany's Japanese jars (New York Public Library)

The Red Room with Tiffany decor for Arthur, circa 1883 (Library of Congress)

The Red Room around 1882, with Tiffany's decor for Arthur but retaining the old mirror (New York Public Library)

The Red Room around 1874 [stereo] (New York Public Library)

The Red Room around 1874 (New York Public Library)

The Red Room, circa 1873 (White House Historical Association)

The Red Room around 1870, with portrait of Grant and family,
looking northeast [stereo] (New York Public Library)

Illustration of the Red Room, circa 1870 (Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, March 14, 1885)

The Red Room around 1869 [stereo] (New York Public Library)

The Red Room around 1868, looking southeast (Library of Congress)

Etching of the room around 1845