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A Secret Visit: A Presidential Portrait and Jacqueline Kennedy’s Return to the White House - Photo 4

A Secret Visit: A Presidential Portrait and Jacqueline Kennedy’s Return to the White House - Photo 4

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White House Historical Association

A Secret Visit: A Presidential Portrait and Jacqueline Kennedy’s Return to the White House - Photo 4

This photograph shows the Diplomatic Reception Room during the John F. Kennedy administration. The Diplomatic Reception Room serves as an entrance from the South Grounds of the White House for the first family and visiting foreign officials. The panoramic wallpaper, titled "Views of North America," depicts scenes from American history, and was produced by Jean Zuber et Cie in France. The wallpaper was installed under the direction of First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy in 1961. For the former first lady’s 1971 visit to the White House, her official portrait was displayed in the Ground Floor Corridor outside this room.

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