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West Garden Room, Trump Administration

The photograph of the West Garden Room was taken by Bruce White on May 24, 2017. The space connects the Executive Residence to the West Colonnade and the Rose Garden. It is filled with greenery and seasonal plants, and the allegorical work "Union" by Italian-born artist Constantino Brumidi hangs on the wall. Brumidi completed "Union" and its companion piece "Liberty" in 1869. President Ulysses S. Grant commissioned the works for display in the renovated Entrance Hall of the White House. Representing the indivisibility of the restored Union after the Civil War, both were mounted on the ceiling after completion. The pieces were removed during the Benjamin Harrison administration and returned to the White House following their rediscovery in 1978.
Bruce White
Date of Work
May 24, 2017
White House Historical Association