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Bo and Sunny Welcome White House Visitors

This photograph by Matthew D'Agostino was taken in the Ground Floor Corridor on July 1, 2015. Visitors to the White House that day were the first following the lifting of a 40 year restriction on cameras and photography. In this photograph, Bo and Sunny, President Barack Obama's two dogs, welcome the first visitors and pose for photographs outside the Library. The restriction was lifted by President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama due to the emergence of cell phone cameras, advances in technology, and White House-related social media. The restriction had initially been enacted due to the severity of flash cameras on the priceless pieces of fine and decorative arts in the house.
Matthew D'Agostino
Date of Work
July 1, 2015
White House Historical Association