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Construction Equipment Inside the White House

Accession Number: 71-286

Construction Equipment Inside the White House

 8x10 inches (21x26 cm), Black and White
Description: A bulldozer removing debris from the inside of the White House, during the renovation of the building. The bulldozer had to be taken apart and moved into the White House in pieces, as President Harry S. Truman would not allow a hole large enough to fit the bulldozer to be cut into the walls of the White House.
Date: ca. 1950
Related Collection: Harry S. Truman Papers
ARC Keywords: Building repair and reconstruction; Dwellings; Historic buildings; Presidential residences; Renovation (Architecture)
HST Keywords: White House - Miscellaneous - Renovation
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Rights: Public Domain - This item is in the public domain and can be used freely without further permission.

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Credit: Abbie Rowe, National Park Service.
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