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Easter Egg Roll on the White House Lawn

Photographer
Frances Benjamin Johnston
Date of Work
1898
Type
Photograph
Credit
Library of Congress
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Easter Egg Roll on the White House Lawn

In this photograph taken by Francis Benjamin Johnston in 1898, a boy and a girl hold hands during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll. Dating back to 1878, the Easter Egg Roll is a cherished springtime tradition in Washington, D.C., with children and their families gathering to enjoy festivities on the South Lawn. Francis Benjamin Johnston was one of the first influential female photographers in America, and became well known for her intimate photographs of the Roosevelt family, White House, and Washington society.

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