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Martha Johnson Patterson: Hostess of the Andrew Johnson White House - Photo 1

Martha Johnson Patterson: Hostess of the Andrew Johnson White House - Photo 1

Photographer
J.F. Jarvis
Date of Work
c. 1870
Medium
Stereograph
Credit
White House Collection/White House Historical Association

Martha Johnson Patterson: Hostess of the Andrew Johnson White House - Photo 1

This stereograph of the Blue Room was taken in 1870 during the Ulysses S. Grant administration by publisher J. F. Jarvis. Andrew Johnson's daughter, Martha Johnson Patterson, decorated the room during his administration (1865-1869) with geometrical patterns to contrast with the oval shape of the room. The Blue Room is located on the State Floor of the Executive Mansion and is famous for its oval shape, central
location, and views of the Washington Monument and Jefferson Memorial through the South Portico windows. This photograph was shot looking northeast.

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