Title: Oil Portrait of Rutherford B. Hayes
Description: Rutherford B. Hayes won the Presidency by only one electoral vote. He took the oath of office in the White House Red Room after the disputed election of 1876 was resolved. A number of improvements were made to the White House: a tall fence was built around the South Lawn, President Grant’s Billiard Room was replaced by a larger Conservatory, the first White House telephone was installed in 1879, and the first typewriter came in 1880.
Creator: Daniel Huntington
Credit: White House Historical Association (White House Collection)