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Photographer Captures White House from Firetruck Ladder

In this photograph from May 1962, a photographer, possibly George F. Mobley of the National Geographic Service, ascends a ladder of a firetruck parked on Pennsylvania Avenue to capture a aerial view of the White House. The photo session was for the cover of the first edition of "The White House Guidebook," a publication released by the White House Historical Association that serves a companion book for tours of the White House, providing history of the rooms, architecture, and furniture. In the foreground of this photograph, Lafayette Square and its central statue of President Andrew Jackson are visible.
George F. Mobley, Bates Littlehales
Date of Work
May 1962
White House Historical Association