ROOMS OF THE WHITE HOUSE  |  PRESIDENTIAL COLLECTION  |  WHITE HOUSE FURNITURE  |  CLOCKS

Above: Mechanical Sewing Machine - James K. Polk Era 1848.
This sewing machine was the first mechanical sewing machine
to be used in the White House.

Above: Franklin Furniture Chair - Lincoln Era 1862.
This chair was given to President Abraham Lincoln
as a gift in 1862 By Franklin Furniture of Illinois. It
was used in the President’s personal study
in The White House.

ABOVE: William Morris Chair - Roosevelt Era 1935.
This chair was a special gift from William Morris to
Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1935. It was used in
the President’s personal study.

ABOVE: Rocking Chair - Kennedy Era. This
rocking chair was given to Cardinal Cushing as
a gift from longtime friend John F. Kennedy.
Cardinal Cushing married the Kennedy family,
baptized their children, offered the inaugural
prayer and presided over his funeral.

ABOVE: Kane Back Chair With Ottoman - Eisenhower
Era 1953. This chair was personally owned by Dwight
D. Eisenhower and brought into the White House in
1953. Used in the Oval Office.

ABOVE: A wooden dresser with several personal articles - used in the White House
during the Kennedy administration. These include a gold perfume atomizer, nail file, bottle
of perfume, makeup, a hairbrush, and a collection of Jacqueline Kennedy's clothing.

ABOVE: Children’s Couch And Chair - Theodore Roosevelt Era 1907. This set of children’s furniture was personally owned by Theodore Roosevelt and used in the main residence of the White House by his many children.

ABOVE: War Room Fireplace Mantle - Truman Era 1945. On this mantle in the presence of his Secretary of State and Secretary of War, Harry S. Truman signed the order to drop the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, forever changing the world.

ABOVE: A chair of Dr. Martin Luther King and a wax figure in his likeness

ABOVE: Camp David Lamp From The Truman Era

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