Christina R sent a link to Google’s scan of Esther Singleton’s The Story of the White House, a 1907 two-volume examination of the history of the executive mansion (the link goes to volume 2). The image scans aren’t good enough to make use of here, but most are well-known LOC images. Still, it would be nice to get hold of a copy by honest means.
She also mentioned how nice it would be to get color photos of Mamie Eisenhower’s bedroom. And it occured to me that, as proud a woman as she was, photos probably do exists. With the release of the new photos on the Eisenhower Library site, maybe we’ll eventually see ones of the bedrooms too. Then it occured to me that it would really be something if the WHHA worked with the Ike Library to create a “retro” An Historic Guide, seeing as how the Eisenhowers just missed having one. There are apparently enough good color photos after all. They might even be able to do Truman and FDR eras.
UPDATE: Found a cheap copy on Alibris.