Work & play in the White House Oval Office

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Roosevelt & FDR (1941)

Prime Minister Winston Churchill and President Franklin Roosevelt give a joint press conference in the Oval Office of the White House, December 23, 1941. (FDR Presidential Library)



President Harry S Truman (1947)

Harry S Truman greets little Michael Gene Condatore of Washington in the Oval Office. Michael presented President Truman with a “firecracker” and tickets to the American Cavalcade of Freedom, which took place on the grounds of the Washington Monument on July 4, 1947.



Dwight Eisenhower runs for re-election (1956)

As television producers and photographers make final adjustments on camera angles and sound in the Oval Office, President Eisenhower prepares to announce his decision to run for re-election February 29, 1956. (Courtesy the Dwight Eisenhower Library)



John F Kennedy and his kids in the Oval Office (1962)

jfk-kids-oval-office-white-house 1962


President Lyndon Johnson with his dog, Yuki (1968)

johnson-with-yuki-white-house 1968


Lyndon Johnson & Martin Luther King, Jr (1964)

Martin Luther King, Jr. (center), with Roy Wilkins, James Farmer, and Whitney Young, met with President Lyndon Johnson in the Oval Office on January 18, 1964. Photo by Abbie Rowe.



Richard Nixon meets Ray Charles (1972)

Oval Office Richard Nixon Ray Charles 1972


Richard Nixon & Bob Hope (1973)

Entertainer Bob Hope shows off his putting to President Richard Nixon in the Oval Office at the White House, Washington – April 20, 1973



President Gerald Ford and the ASTP crew (1975)

President Ford visits with the ASTP (Apollo-Soyuz Test Project) prime crew during the crew’s pre-flight visit to Washington, DC. From left to right are: Vladimir Shatalov, head of cosmonaut training for the Soviet Union; Valeriy Kubasov, Soyuz flight engineer; Alexei Leonov, Soyuz commander; Anatoliy Dobrynin, Soviet ambassador to the US; President Gerald Ford; George Low, NASA Deputy Administrator; Thomas Stafford, Apollo commander; Deke Slayton, Apollo docking module pilot; and Vance Brand, Apollo command module pilot. Photo courtesy NASA.

Ford and ASTP crew 1975


President Jimmy Carter with Pete Rose (1980)

President Jimmy Carter signs up for the monthly purchase of a savings bond in the White House Oval Office, April 9, 1980. Defense Secretary Harold Brown, left, served as chairman of the government-wide Savings Bond campaign, and baseball star Pete Rose, center, was the honorary chairman. DOD photo by R D Ward.



President Reagan tossing around a football (1982)

President Reagan Throwing a Football in the Oval Office 03-26-1982


George Bush shows his grandson the Christmas tree (1991)

President Bush in the Oval Office holding his grandson, Walker. Photo Credit: George Bush Presidential Library and Museum



Presidents Clinton and Mandela (1999)

Presidents Clinton and Mandela October 21 1999 Oval Office


George W Bush meets with officials on 09/13/2001

911 President George W Bush Meets with Officials in Oval Office 09-13-2001


George Bush & Barack Obama (2010)

President Obama meeting with former US President, George H.W. Bush on January 30, 2010 in the Oval Office.



Five presidents (1991)

Mrs Johnson, President Carter, Mrs Carter, President Ford, Mrs Ford, President Nixon, Mrs Nixon, President Reagan, Mrs Reagan, President Bush, and Mrs Bush at the dedication of the Reagan Presidential Library, Simi Valley, California. Photo Credit: George Bush Presidential Library



And at the end of the day… (2009)

Oval Office, Dec 2009 Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy

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