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The Digital Library

Explore White House history through the thousands of images in our Digital Library! Our holdings include exclusive imagery of life at the White House, its famous residents, historic rooms and furnishings, diplomatic events, holiday celebrations, and more!

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The Digital Library was made possible by a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation.

Accessing the Digital Library

The Library holds thousands of images of the White House covering its entire history, including exterior views from different eras, images of rooms and furnishings throughout time, and photos of events including inaugurations and holiday celebrations. In support of the Association’s educational mission, each image is accompanied by carefully documented historical information provided free to the public in an easy to use format. As a registered user, you can create and save albums, share images on social media, and access small images for download.

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Education Resources

Learn and teach important stories of United States history through the lens of the White House using the White House Historical Association's twenty-first century resources.

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Subscription Program

The White House Historical Association is pleased to offer a subscription program to its Digital Library. The Digital Library contains thousands of well-researched photographs, artwork, documents, and other materials covering the history of the White House since 1799.

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