Clinton bedroom

October 12, 2014

Brent L sent me an image from a Clinton Library video that featured President Clinton talking in and about various rooms. But early one, there was a brief walk-thru of a few rooms which happened to include the master bedroom. There was even a very brief glimpse of the Living Room, but not clear enough for a screen capture.

As far as I know, there have never been any official photos of the Clinton master bedroom and living room published, so this video was a bit of a shock. Still, it’s quite low quality and only really shows the color of the room and basic decor, particularly that the walls were covered in a large, strong pattern of wallpaper in place of the Reagan bamboo forest wallpaper. Very interesting.

Thanks, Brent!

If anyone knows of a higher quality version of this video and can get a better screen cap, I’d be grateful.


Blueprint sponsorship

July 21, 2014

I haven’t had much to do in the White House Museum lately. I make small corrections when someone points them out, but the Obama administration hasn’t released much in the way of interesting photos of White House spaces, and I haven’t come across any interesting cache of old photos for a while.

However, I’m grateful to Patrick Phillips-Schrock, who donated again to fully sponsor the Green Room blueprints. He is working now on a second book about the White House. I think there are probably some photos and information in his first book that I should try to incorporate into the site as well.

Other sponsorships are still available, and of course donations of any sort are always welcome. The site it not especially expensive to maintain, but the blueprints were costly, and finding a way to preserve them (and, hopefully, make copies for sale) will be a challenge. One day, I hope to see them hang in a proper museum.

Perhaps in the meantime, I’ll photograph parts of them and post those on the blog here.


More Kennedy photos

January 26, 2014

I’ve posted dozens of photos from the Kennedy Library in the last few days. Most are terrific color pictures that fill in areas for that period that I didn’t have good photos for already. An additional few also replace inferior versions of the same photos that I’d found in books and elsewhere.


Kennedy – Ike photos

January 24, 2014

I’ve added some new photos from the Kennedy Library of various parts of the Residence in 1960-1962. More to come.

See the What’s New page (link at right).


First Lady Barbara Bush hospitalized

January 1, 2014

Former first lady Barbara Bush has been hospitalized in Houston for treatment of a “respiratory-related issue.” Best wishes to her and her family.


Harry Potter charity event

November 4, 2013

A little cross-promotion, if you’ll pardon the intrusion….

Some friends of mine (actual, not just in my head) called Friends in Your Head are going to do a marathon of audio commentaries live-streamed on December 7. I AM SPONSORING (from my Zarban.com website) AND PARTICIPATING. We’ll be trading off over a 24-hour period as we talk thru all the Harry Potter movies as well as other topic in between.

It’s a charity event for the Against Malaria Foundation. Please consider throwing a little of your hard-earned cash that way!


White House solar installation in pictures

September 6, 2013

It came out a couple of weeks ago, but with few details, that the White House has gotten a set of solar panels. Now Earthtechling provides the photographic evidence.



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