The First Photograph Of The White House

White House daguerreotype by John Plumbe, Jr. in 1846 (Library of Congress)

Courtesy of the web site Ghosts of DC, This is an amazing old photograph of the White House taken by John Plumbe, Jr. in 1846. The 11th President of the United States at the time was James K. Polk after having succeeded President John Tyler just one year prior. It appears to have been taken some time during the winter, as all the leaves are off the trees. You will also notice the current top floor of the White House and the Truman Balcony are not there. Happy Memorial Day Weekend, and don’t forget to thank those who have served our country. Maybe you start with your Dad. Captaion John W. Nyberg Jr. was a pilot in the United States Air Force.

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