Title: Oil Portrait of Lyndon Baines Johnson
Description: After Lyndon Baines Johnson took office, he founded the Committee for the Preservation of the White House. This advisory group works with the first lady in presenting the State Rooms in a historically appropriate way. President and Mrs. Johnson also created the Children’s Garden in 1969 on the South Lawn. Traditionally, grandchildren of the president make impressions of their hands and feet in the stone pathways of the garden. One of Johnson’s favorite social activities was to host Texas barbeques on the South Lawn.
Creator: Elizabeth Shoumatoff
Credit: White House Historical Association (White House Collection)