Added half a dozen more pictures from those sent by Pete Sharkey, including LBJ in the Cabinet Room, listening to heart-wrenching tapes from his son-in-law in Vietnam; Hillary redecorating the Blue Room; Mamie in a storage room and the laundry in the basement; and the White House draped in black crepe (for, I think, Harding; Pete thinks Lincoln); and the mysterious Secret Service Office (or, at least, the “lounge” part of it) on the West Wing ground floor.
Update: The black crepe was for Garfield.
Actually, the White House draped in black is at the time of Garfield’s assasination. I have seen this picture before.
The picture is too clear to be from the Lincoln era and, by the death of Harding, such Victorian excess had been discarded.
Garfield? Okay, I’ll buy that.