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These are the most recent photos added to the site. For more on recent history, check the The Elliptical Saloon weblog.

August 26, 2014

Oval Office

The Oval Office emptied for cleaning, 2014 (Imgur)

August 3, 2014

Blue Room history

Close up of furniture, 1940 (Archi/Maps)

April 8, 2014

Residence History

The south side at Easter, 1926 (Library of Congress)

March 21, 2014

Living Room

George and Laura Bush assemble a puzzle on one of Webers puzzle boards
with Laura Bushs mother, Jenna Louise Hawkins Welch in 2007

January 28, 2014

Situation Room

Situation Room office in 1962 (Kennedy Library - Robert Knudsen)

Situation Room office in 1962 (Kennedy Library - Robert Knudsen)

The Conference Room in 1962 (Kennedy Library - Robert Knudsen)

The Conference Room in 1962 (Kennedy Library - Robert Knudsen)

The File Room in 1962; the projector projects images onto the back of the screen in the Conference Room (Kennedy Library - Robert Knudsen)

Master Bedroom

Jackie Kennedy's bed in 1962 (Kennedy Library - Robert Knudsen)

January 27, 2014

Residence History

The White House in 1961, looking north (Kennedy Library - Robert Knudsen)

State Dining Room history

The room readied for the dinner in honor of Prince and Princess Radziwiłł in 1961 (Kennedy Library - Robert Knudsen)

The room readied for the dinner in honor of Prince and Princess Radziwiłł in 1961 (Kennedy Library - Robert Knudsen)

Ground Floor North Hall and Curator's Office as upholstery shop

The space as upholstery shop, around 1962, during the Kennedy renovation (Kennedy Library - Robert Knudsen)

The space as upholstery shop, around 1962, during the Kennedy renovation (Kennedy Library - Robert Knudsen)

East Colonnade

The corridor in 1962, looking east (Kennedy Library - Robert Knudsen)

China Room

The China Room in May, 1962 (Kennedy Library - Robert Knudsen)

Map Room

The Map Room in 1962, when it was being used as an office for the curator (Kennedy Library - Robert Knudsen)

Vermeil Room

The Vermeil Room in May, 1962, looking south (Kennedy Library - Robert Knudsen)

January 26, 2014

Yellow Oval Room

The Yellow Oval Room in 1962, looking northeast (Kennedy Library - Robert Knudsen)

The Yellow Oval Room in 1961 (Kennedy Library - Robert Knudsen)

Second Floor Central Hall

The Central Hall in 1962, looking north (Kennedy Library - Robert Knudsen)

The Central Hall in 1962, looking west (Kennedy Library - Robert Knudsen)

The Central Hall in 1962, looking east (Kennedy Library - Robert Knudsen)

Navy Mess Hall

The Mess Hall in 1961, looking southwest (Kennedy Library - Robert Knudsen)

The Mess Hall in 1961, looking northwest (Kennedy Library - Robert Knudsen)

The Mess Hall in 1961, looking northeast (Kennedy Library - Robert Knudsen)

Oval Office History

JFK's desk in 1961 (Kennedy Library - Cecil Staughton)

JFK's desk in 1961 (Kennedy Library - Cecil Staughton)

East Colonnade

The corridor in 1961, looking west (Kennedy Library - Robert Knudsen)

The corridor in 1961, looking east (Kennedy Library - Robert Knudsen)

First Lady's Dressing Room

Jackie Kennedy's dressing room in January, 1962 (Kennedy Library - Robert Knudsen)

Jackie Kennedy's dressing room in January, 1962 (Kennedy Library - Robert Knudsen)

Jackie Kennedy's wardrobe before it was painted in January, 1962 (Kennedy Library - Robert Knudsen)

January 25, 2014

Old Swimming Pool under the Press Briefing Room

Artist Bernard Lamotte with the swimming pool mural in 1962 (Kennedy Library - Robert Knudsen)

Bernard Lamotte finishing the swimming pool mural in 1962 (Kennedy Library - Robert Knudsen)

The swimming pool in 1962, looking east (Kennedy Library - Robert Knudsen)

The swimming pool in 1962, looking west (Kennedy Library - Robert Knudsen)

Press Corps Offices

Renovations in the Flower Shop in 1961 (Kennedy Library - Robert Knudsen)

Renovations in the Flower Shop in 1961, including a door to allow JFK to walk from the pool
to the Residence without going outside after his daily swim (Kennedy Library - Robert Knudsen)

West Wing Colonnade

President Kennedy with staff and, at right, Vice-President Lyndon Johnson, 1961 (Kennedy Library - Cecil Staughton)

President's Outer Office

Vice-President Lyndon Johnson watching the
lift-off of Alan Shepard's Freedom 7 mission in 1961 (Kennedy Library - Robert Knudsen)

Housekeeper's Office

Preparations for First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy's First Musical Program for Youth, 1961 (Kennedy Library - Robert Knudsen)

East Bedroom

The room as Caroline Kennedy's bedroom in 1962, looking east (Kennedy Library - Robert Knudsen)

The room as Caroline Kennedy's bedroom in 1962, looking south (Kennedy Library - Robert Knudsen)

West Bedroom

John-John's bedroom in 1962, looking southeast (Kennedy Library - Robert Knudsen)

Press Secretary's Office

Pierre Salinger in 1961, with visitor (Kennedy Library - Robert Knudsen)

January 24, 2014

Room 301 - Blue Toile Bedroom

The "Blue Toile Bedroom" in 1962, looking southeast (Kennedy Library - Robert Knudsen)

The "Blue Toile Bedroom" in 1962, looking northwest (Kennedy Library - Robert Knudsen)

The "Blue Toile Bedroom" in 1962, looking northeast (Kennedy Library - Robert Knudsen)

Bedroom 302

The "Country Bedroom" in 1962, looking northwest (Kennedy Library - Robert Knudsen)

Ground Floor Center Hall

The Center Hall's east end in 1962, looking east (Kennedy Library - Robert Knudsen)

The Center Hall in 1962, looking east (Kennedy Library - Robert Knudsen)

Second Floor Stair Landing

The Stair Landing in 1962, looking south (Kennedy Library - Robert Knudsen)

Cross Hall

Cross Hall in 1960 (Kennedy Library - Robert Knudsen )

Private Dining Room

The Dining Room soon after completion in 1962, looking north (Kennedy Library - Robert Knudsen)

The Dining Room soon after completion in 1962, looking east (Kennedy Library - Robert Knudsen)

The Dining Room soon after completion in 1962, looking northwest (Kennedy Library - Robert Knudsen)

Visitors Foyer

Foyer in 1962, looking to the northwest (Kennedy Library - Robert Knudsen)

Foyer in 1962, looking to the northeast (Kennedy Library - Robert Knudsen)

Lincoln Sitting Room

The Lincoln Sitting Room in 1962, looking southeast (Kennedy Library - Robert Knudsen)

The Lincoln Sitting Room in 1962, looking northeast (Kennedy Library - Robert Knudsen)

The Lincoln Sitting Room in 1962, looking northeast (Kennedy Library - Robert Knudsen)

Queens' Bedroom

The Rose Bedroom in 1962 (Kennedy Library - Robert Knudsen)

The Rose Bedroom in 1962 (Kennedy Library - Robert Knudsen)

Queens' Sitting Room

The Queens' Sitting Room in 1960, looking northeast (Kennedy Library - Robert Knudsen)

The Queens' Sitting Room in 1960, looking northeast (Kennedy Library - Robert Knudsen)

Living Room (former President's Bedroom)

The room as JFK's bedroom in 1962, looking west (Kennedy Library - Robert Knudsen)

The room as JFK's bedroom in 1962, looking south (Kennedy Library - Robert Knudsen)

The room as JFK's bedroom in 1962 with the four-poster bed used by other presidents,
looking northeast (Kennedy Library - Robert Knudsen)

Empire Sitting Room

The "Empire Bedroom" in 1962, looking southeast (Kennedy Library - Robert Knudsen)

Lincoln Bedroom

The Lincoln Bedroom in 1962, looking north (Kennedy Library - Robert Knudsen)

The Lincoln Bedroom in 1962, looking southeast (Kennedy Library - Robert Knudsen)

East Sitting Hall

The East Sitting Hall in 1962, after the Kennedy renovation (Kennedy Library - Robert Knudsen)

The East Sitting Hall in 1961 (Kennedy Library - Robert Knudsen)

West Sitting Hall

The Kennedy West Sitting Hall in 1962 (Kennedy Library - Robert Knudsen)

The Kennedy West Sitting Hall in 1961 (Kennedy Library - Robert Knudsen)

The Kennedy West Sitting Hall in 1961 (Kennedy Library - Robert Knudsen)

The Kennedy West Sitting Hall in 1961 (Kennedy Library - Robert Knudsen)

Diplomatic Reception Room

The Diplomatic Reception Room in 1961 (Kennedy Library - Robert Knudsen)

The "Scenic America" wallpaper being installing in September, 1961 (Kennedy Library - Robert Knudsen)

Second Floor Central Hall

The Central Hall in 1962, looking south, into the Yellow Oval Room (Kennedy Library - Robert Knudsen)

The Central Hall in 1960, looking east (Kennedy Library - Robert Knudsen)

Third Floor Central Hall

Central Hall in 1962, looking east (Kennedy Library - Robert Knudsen)

Central Hall in 1960, looking east (Kennedy Library - Robert Knudsen)

Sun Room

Sun Room in 1960, looking east (Kennedy Library - Robert Knudsen)

Treaty Room

The Treaty Room in 1962 (Kennedy Library - Robert Knudsen)

The Treaty Room in 1962 (Kennedy Library - Robert Knudsen)

The Treaty Room in 1962 (Kennedy Library - Robert Knudsen)

July 1, 2013

Blue Room

The Blue Room in 1947 (US National Archives)

The Blue Room, around 1899, looking southwest (Latest Views of Washington)

Residence

The north face in 1866 (Mike Fitzpatrick collection - GD Wakely)

Elevator Hall

Ground floor elevator lobby around 1916 (Wilson Library)

West Sitting Hall

The Jesse Wilson as bride, 1913 (Wilson Library - Harris & Ewing)

East Colonnade

Colonnade, around 1916, looking west (Wilson Library - Underwoode & Underwood)