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Hoover, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson (1929 - 1969)

President Hoover waves to crowds at the 1929 Easter Egg Roll from the balcony of The White House. First Lady Lou Hoover, who introduced maypole and folk dancing activities to the event, smiles beside him. Three years later, in a similar photo, First Lady Lou Hoover waves at the gathering crowd for the White House Easter Egg Roll. President Hoover stands beside her. The grandchildren of President Eisenhower, David and Anne, roll eggs on the South Lawn of The White House in 1953, the same year the Egg Roll was reintroduced as White House tradition.
Children enjoy eggs and goodies from the Easter Egg Roll in 1953, the year President Eisenhower reintroduced this tradition to a whole generation of children had never experienced it. From 1942 to 1953, the Easter Egg Roll had it longest hiatus due to World War II, followed by a White House renovation. Children dressed in bunny ears pose at the 1958 Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn. Children play with eggs on the South Lawn of the White House in 1963. The Eisenhower Executive Office Building is pictured in the background.
Two little girls play with colored Easter eggs at the 19XX White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn. While plastic eggs were used in 1975, the use of real eggs returned soon after in 1977. The Marine Band parades across the South Lawn as crowds gather to watch at the 19xx annual Easter Egg Roll. It was first in 1889 when President Benjamin Harrison requested the .President.s Own. Marine Band to play. Two kids toss eggs on the South Lawn of the White House at the 19XX Easter Egg Roll. Such Games such as "Egg Picking," "Egg Ball," "Toss and Catch," and "Egg Croquet" began near the end of the nineteenth century at the White House Easter Egg Roll.