Title: Blue Room, Kennedy Administration
Description: One of the results of Jacqueline Kennedy’s historical research was the placement of French furniture, originally ordered by President Monroe in 1818, in the Blue Room. Cream silk wall coverings, blue silk draperies, gold paneling, and President Monroe’s gold and blue chairs all have a ceremonial affect. Mrs. Kennedy established the position of White House curator to research and protect the house and its objects and ensure that the nation’s home reflected the many presidential families who had lived there.
Credit: White House Historical Association