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President Harrison's Cook

President Harrison's Cook

Photographer
Frances Benjamin Johnston
Date of Work
1893
Medium
Photo
Credit
Library of Congress

President Harrison's Cook

The White House kitchen and several servant rooms were located on the ground floor in the 19th century. Dolly Johnson, President Harrison's cook, can be seen in this photograph in the family kitchen. Johnson came to the White House in 1889, with the Benjamin Harrison family and stayed through four presidential administrations. Often damp and moldy, the ground floor was a difficult place for the White House staff to work and live.

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