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East Room, Ulysses S. Grant Administration

Photographer
Unknown
Date of Work
after 1873
Type
Photograph
Credit
National Archives and Records Administration
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East Room, Ulysses S. Grant Administration

This post-1873/circa 1870s black and white photograph depicts the East Room of the White House after its redecoration by President Ulysses S. Grant. President Grant added two beams supported by gold and white columns and painted the ceiling spaces between the columns blue and soft pink. Grey and gold wallpaper, new fireplace mantels and mirrors, rows of columns, and new gas chandeliers defined Grant's "Gilded Age" East Room.