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Evacuation of the White House, September 11, 2001

This photograph was taken from the corner of H Street and Connecticut Avenue near Lafayette Square in Washington, D.C. during the evacuation of executive office staff following the terrorist attacks on the morning of September 11, 2001. The evacuation notice applied to approximately 1,800 staff members who worked in the East and West Wings of the White House, the Old Executive Office Building (later rededicated as the Eisenhower Executive Office Building), the New Executive Office Building, and the Winder Building. Here, staffers watch the sky for incoming aircraft.
Date of Work
September 11, 2001
National Archives and Records Administration