Green Room Historical Photo Essay

Laura Bush hosts a coffee for Jolanta Kwasniewska, wife of Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski, during the Polish State Visit, July 17, 2002. During the Mexico State Visit, Laura Bush and Marta Sahagún de Fox, wife of Mexican President Vicente Fox, enjoy a quiet moment in the Green Room Sept. 5, 2001. The Green Room has provided a cozy environment for relaxed conversation over the years. With the Green Room's silk walls in the background, photographer Annie Liebowitz takes Laura Bush's photograph March 20, 2001. In the 1890s, another notable woman photographer, Frances Benjamin Johnston, took photos of the White House interior. Just two days after his inauguration, President George W. Bush welcomes guests to the White House for a Sunday brunch Jan. 22, 2001.
Jacqueline Kennedy greets the wives of astronauts, America's newest heroes and explorers, in the Green Room May 8, 1961. Mamie Eisenhower poses with her sister and two nieces in the Green Room for their debut party November 25, 1960. Barbara Bush and her dog, Millie, are interviewed in the Green Room by Paula Zahn for CBS This Morning October 30, 1992. President and Mrs. Kennedy host a Civil Rights reception in the Green Room February 12, 1963.

Enjoy photographs capturing events and special moments in the Green Room. The top row is a collection taken during President George W. Bush's administration. The bottom row highlights historical events in the Green Room.