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President Johnson's Oval Office

President Johnson's Oval Office

Date of Work
ca. 1964
Credit
White House Historical Association

President Johnson's Oval Office

This photograph of the Oval Office was taken possibly around 1964 during the Lyndon B. Johnson administration. President Johnson used his own personal desk, built for him in the U.S. Senate's carpentry shop, during his tenure.

Each president decorates the Oval Office to his liking, and President Johnson chose red carpet and red and white draperies. The American flag and the presidential flag are displayed behind the president's desk. During the Johnson administration, the West Wing and White House had a staff of more than 250 people who worked to make it a suitable home and work place for the nation's leader.

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