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President James Buchanan and Harriet Lane appear in the East Room

President James Buchanan and Harriet Lane appear in the East Room

Artist
Harper's Weekly
Date of Work
May 13, 1858
Credit
White House Collection

President James Buchanan and Harriet Lane appear in the East Room

This is an illustration published on March 13, 1858 in "Harper's Weekly". The illustration depicts a reception in the East Room of the White House during the James Buchanan administration. Hosting dinners and receptions at the White House became a regular practice for the president in the mid-19th century.

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