Get me Rewrite!

I’ve added several photos from Life showing the old Press Room from the 40s and 50s and also the West Wing Lobby from the 30s to the 60s, where journalists hung out.

I’m curious to know more about the strange stand-out wall with a bulletin board (and deer trophy). It seems to have been added in the early 40s, perhaps to avoid all the noise of opening and closing the door.


2 thoughts on “Get me Rewrite!

  1. Happy New Year!!

    I love the pic of the table in the lobby covered with the reporter’s coats and hats! It looks like my kitchen table during the winter…

  2. Thanks, Derek, for the pic of the Truman Balcony under construction. Any pix available taken at floor level, especially at the area of the southwest window of the Oval Sitting Room?

    I don’t think there’s any doubt but that the floor level of the sitting room and the rest of the west side of the residence floor was raised, just as the east end was lowered, in the reconstruction. That shift in floor levels must have called for adjustment of the floor level of the balcony two years after it was installed.

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