Miscellany

Added a few more images that were left over.

UPDATE: Fixed a couple of mistakes and added a couple of extras that I had gotten from the LOC and never added.

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12 thoughts on “Miscellany

  1. The picture of the Cross Hall taken from Singleton- Story of The
    White House (6th picture from top under 9/7 “Whats New”)is actually from the vantage point of looking east. Had the view been looking west, the infamous Tiffany screen would be on the right. In 1898 the main stair would have been in place as well.
    All of the recent picture additions from the NYPL have been terrific- thanks Derek for doing such a great job!!

  2. Hi Derek. Wonderful new photos, both yesterday and today. The most recent photo you put up of the Yellow Oval Room, which you date 1903, is a little off. It looks like it was taken during Cleveland's first term, 1885-1889. Cleveland used the room as a study, since at that point he had no family, while all other late 19th century presidents used it as a sitting room/library. Also, there's no electric lighting (which was installed 1891), and the "aesthetic" style decor shown here was replaced by plaster moldings by McKim, Mead & White in 1901 (See Taft photo of the room).

    Now, let me see if I can figure out this facebook business.

  3. I have no face. I’m faceless on Facebook… Pathetic. Sad. An enigma. A riddle, *wrapped* in an enigma, inside a mystery. Or is that Russia?

    Chris, it’s really no harder to post a picture on Facebook than it is to dig through the Rocky mountains with a teaspoon. : )

  4. Seriously folks, email me if you’re having problems and I’ll help you with photo formating troubleshooting.

  5. Seriously folks, email me if you’re having problems and I’ll help you with photo formating troubleshooting.

  6. Oh wow – I remember when Deng Xiauping visited the US in ’79 – I was living in Atlanta then and I think he came there – all the expressways closed and President Carter came through with a huge entourage. But Carter was in and out of town a lot, because that was sort of his “hometown”.

    I WILL get a pic on Facebook, just please bear with me. It’s been a very busy couple of days.

  7. I love the way the white woodwork in the “old” Oval Office pops out against the darkish green walls. I’d love to replicate that office in todays O.O. Note the window wide open behind Calvin Coolidge… (you can tell because no muntin bars show ) Ahhhh! That must be Silent Cal’s “Ralph Lauren” pose…

  8. I love the way the white woodwork in the “old” Oval Office pops out against the darkish green walls. I’d love to replicate that office in todays O.O. Note the window wide open behind Calvin Coolidge… (you can tell because no muntin bars show ) Ahhhh! That must be Silent Cal’s “Ralph Lauren” pose…

  9. Poor John Quincy Adams! How far he has fallen. For several decades he had the place of honor over the Green Room Monroe Fireplace. Now he is off in the hinterlands – the President’s (private) Dining Room in the West Wing.

    It’s interesting to note how artless the walls were after the TR renovation, a longtime WH problem until JBK.

  10. You’re right! I must have decided that was the Lincoln Sitting Room when I first found it. The new examination led me to place it in the Queens Bedroom and, after comparison to the picture of Cortelyou at his desk, I’m sure that’s the right place for it. The lights, wallpaper border, and desk are a clear fit.

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