Title: Oil Portrait of Rosalynn Smith Carter
Description: Intimately involved in the operations of the White House, Rosalynn Smith Carter managed her projects from an office in the East Wing. She took notes at Cabinet meetings, and represented the president at ceremonial events. Mrs. Carter also focused on the performing arts and invited classical artists to entertain at the White House. The art collection was greatly expanded, and objects such as an 18th century map of Washington, D. C., the earliest engraving of the White House, and a sofa bought by Monroe in 1817 were donated to the White House at her encouragement.
Creator: George Augusta
Credit: White House Historical Association (White House Collection)