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Diplomatic Reception Room, John F. Kennedy

Diplomatic Reception Room, John F. Kennedy

Photographer
National Geographic Service
Date of Work
ca. 1962
Credit
White House Historical Association

Diplomatic Reception Room, John F. Kennedy

This early 1960s photograph shows the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House. Mamie Eisenhower accepted a donation of American federal furniture for the Diplomatic Reception Room in 1960 to begin a collection of American furniture of the highest quality from the period when the White House was constructed. The National Society of interior Designers assisted in this initial initiative. Since then, those objects have been supplemented by additional pieces. The French wallpaper in the Diplomatic Reception Room, depicting scenes of Boston, Niagara Falls, West Point, Natural Bridge, and New York Harbor, was installed under the direction of First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy in 1961.          

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