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White House Furnishings: Red Room

White House Furnishings: Red Room

Photographer
Bruce M. White
Date of Work
2000
Medium
Photograph
Credit
White House Historical Association

White House Furnishings: Red Room

This photograph of the Red Room by Bruce White was taken in 2000 during the Bill Clinton administration. The Red Room is one of three state parlors on the State Floor of the Executive Mansion named after a color, with the designated red dating as far back as 1845 and the James K. Polk administration. The portrait of President Martin Van Buren's daughter-in-law Angelica Singleton Van Buren, who served as White House Hostess during his administration, is displayed over the fireplace. President Van Buren's presence is reflected also in the 1830s American "Empire" and "Grecian" furnishings, most of which were made in his home state of New York.

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