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Installation of a New Marble Mantel in the State Dining Room

This photo of the installation of a new marble mantel in the State Dining Room was taken by Robert L. Knudsen on June 25, 1962. In the photo, two men are installing the mantel as White House Matre d'Hotel John W. Ficklin and two unidentified White House residence staff members survey the work. The new mantel was installed as part of First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy's restoration program and was a joint gift of the architecture firm Steinmann, Cain and White and the Marble Industry Board of New York. The State Dining Room is located on the State Floor of the White House. The room is often the setting for State or Official Dinners and is the second largest room in the White House.
Robert L. Knudsen
Date of Work
June 25, 1962
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum/NARA