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The Working White House: Butlers

The Working White House: Butlers

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Eugene Allen photo album, Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

The Working White House: Butlers

Butlers in the Family Dining Room, c. 1975. Eugene Allen (second from right) worked from 1952 to 1986 as a pantryman, butler, and maître d’. He recalled, “I had a good relationship with all the butlers. You know, it’s closer than your relatives, because you work so close together. You see them every day. You eat together, you work together. It’s every day.”

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