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The Working White House: Staff, 1877

The Working White House: Staff, 1877

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Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center

The Working White House: Staff, 1877

White House staff, 1877. Taken during the Rutherford B. Hayes administration, this is the earliest known posed photograph of workers at the White House. This group was supplemented by additional staff—both African American and white—including ushers, valets, gardeners, coachmen, stable hands, and messengers.

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