Tag: White House photographers

Setting the Stage: Communications Staff Prepare for Presidential Travel

  by Lindsay Closterman, former White House Photographs Metadata Cataloger Presidential trips are meticulously planned affairs. They require extensive preparation, and for much of the 20th century, this work fell largely on the officers of the White House Army Signal Agency (later called the White House Communications Agency). Staff traveled in advance of the president…

Adventures in Crowdsourcing

  by Lindsay Closterman and Nicola Mantzaris, Metadata Catalogers, White House Photographs The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library is now on Flickr! We’re pleased to announce the launch of a new National Archives Flickr page, a crowdsourcing pilot project featuring images from the White House Photographs collection at the Kennedy Library. As metadata catalogers, we…

Mardi Gras Comes to the White House

On March 2, 1962 — exactly 50 years ago today — the Mardi Gras Royal Court and guests met with President Kennedy at the White House and gathered in the Rose Garden for the following photograph. Standing in front of the group (holding a Smokey Bear doll) is the United States National Forestry Queen. We…