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Curator Lorraine Waxman Pearce Inspects New Marble Mantel

In this photograph taken by Robert L. Knudsen on June 21, 1962, White House curator Lorraine Waxman Pearce inspects the new marble mantel before it was installed in the State Dining Room. The mantel was a joint gift of the architecture firm Steinmann, Cain and White, and the Marble Industry Board of New York. The new mantel was installed as part of First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy's restoration program. The State Dining Room is located on the State Floor of the White House. The room is often the setting for State or Official Dinners and is the second largest room in the White House.
Robert L. Knudsen
Date of Work
June 21, 1962
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum/NARA