intro
1961-1962
1963-1968
1969-1973
1974-1976
1977-1980
1981-1988
1989-1992
1993-1999
2000-2008
 
The Lyndon B. Johnson Administration began during a time of great uncertainty. In November 1963, the assassination of President Kennedy had stunned America. New First Lady Claudia "Lady Bird" Johnson certainly felt a desire to help the nation heal. She chose comforting and nostalgic holiday decor during her White House years. Her 1965 and 1966 Blue Room Christmas trees were decorated in an early American theme. They featured thousands of small traditional ornaments, including nuts, fruit, popcorn, dried seedpods, gingerbread cookies and wood roses from Hawaii. Paper mache angels graced the tops of the trees. For the 1967 holiday season, Mrs. Johnson added silver balls, silver stars and round mirrors to the previous years' ornaments.


 


Inset Left: The Johnson's 1967 Christmas Card

Credits: Lyndon B. Johnson Library, Kevin Smith






» desktop-optimized / requires flash plug-in «