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The Working White House: Sam Whiting

The Working White House: Sam Whiting

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George Bush Presidential Library/NARA

The Working White House: Sam Whiting

Sam Whiting checking Christmas lights, 1991. The holiday season is an especially busy time at the White House. Some electricians work 16 or 17 hours a day in order to light all the trees inside the mansion. The official Christmas tree in the Blue Room usually has 10,000 to 13,000 lights.

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