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The Working White House: Cloakroom Staff

The Working White House: Cloakroom Staff

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Lillian Rogers Parks photo album, Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

The Working White House: Cloakroom Staff

Cloakroom staff, c. 1940. Former usher James “Skip” Allen described his colleagues as “the greatest staff that’s ever come down the pike. Ninety-seven people, one big happy family most of the time. Everyone is professional. Everyone knows what they’re going to do when they’re told to do it. You seldom have to make any deep checks on making sure that their jobs are done.”

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