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The Working White House: Staff, c. 1950

The Working White House: Staff, c. 1950

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Alonzo Fields scrapbook, Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

The Working White House: Staff, c. 1950

White House staff, c. 1950. White House employees and members of their families often socialized together. In 1992, former chief butler and maître d’ Alonzo Fields (seated, center) observed, “I see the White House as belonging to the people, not only as a home for a president every four years, but as a monument to the hopes of the people.”

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