In this photograph, taken by National Geographic photographer Dave Johnson on April 12, 1982, guests gather on the South Lawn during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll. A White House tradition since 1878, the Easter Egg Roll occurs the Monday following Easter, where children and their families come to the South Lawn for springtime games and activities. In 1982, the White House Easter Egg Roll attracted approximately 30,000 guests -- a record at the time -- and included balloon blowing and kite making stations, an egg hunt, and an egg roll race, as well as appearances by President Ronald Reagan, First Lady Nancy Reagan, and costumed characters.
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