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Sunny Welcomes White House Visitors

This photograph by Matthew D'Agostino was taken in the East Garden Room 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, Sunny, one of President Barack Obama's two dogs, welcomes those first visitors. The restriction was lifted by President 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