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Glimpse of Calvin Coolidge's White House: Red Room

Glimpse of Calvin Coolidge's White House: Red Room

Photographer
Ralph Waldo Magee
Date of Work
1928
Medium
Photograph
Credit
White House Collection

Glimpse of Calvin Coolidge's White House: Red Room

This black and white photograph of the Red Room was taken by Ralph Waldo Magee in 1928 during the Calvin Coolidge administration. The Red Room is one of three state parlors on the State Floor of the Executive Mansion named after a color, with the designated red dating as far back as 1845 and the James K. Polk administration. Visible through the east facing doorways is the oval-shaped Blue Room and, beyond, the Green Room and the East Room. At the time of this photograph, the Red Room was used as a parlor for the women of the White House to receive callers. Among the decorations is a rug from Tiffany Studios. Louis Comfort Tiffany had previously redecorated the Red Room for President Chester A. Arthur in 1882.

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