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The Working White House: Doormen - Photo 1

The Working White House: Doormen - Photo 1

The Working White House: Doormen - Photo 1

White House doormen, 1889-93. In the 1890s, when this photograph was taken at the North Portico, White House doorkeepers were responsible not only for meeting the arrival of carts and carriages, but also for directing maids and footmen. Many doorkeepers were former police officers.

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