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The Shell of the White House During the Renovation

Accession Number: 71-305

The Shell of the White House During the Renovation

 8x10 inches (21x26 cm), Black and White
Description: Window openings provide bursts of light into the cavernous interior of the White House, supported only by a web of temporary steel supports. The exterior walls rest on new concrete underpinnings, which allow earth-moving equipment to dig a new basement.
Date: May 17, 1950
Related Collection: Harry S. Truman Papers
ARC Keywords: Building repair and reconstruction; Dwellings; Historic buildings; Presidential residences
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.
Harry S. Truman Library & Museum.

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