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Egg Rolling at the White House

Photographer
Frances Benjamin Johnston
Date of Work
Unknown
Type
Photograph
Credit
Library of Congress
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Egg Rolling at the White House

This is a photograph taken by Frances Benjamin Johnston showing the crowds gathered on the South Lawn for the White House Easter Egg Roll. Dating back to 1878, the Easter Egg Roll is a cherished springtime tradition in Washington, D.C., with children and their families gathering to enjoy festivities on the South Lawn. Francis Benjamin Johnston was one of the first influential female photographers in America, and she is well known for her intimate photographs of the Roosevelt family, White House, and Washington society.

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