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The fourteen paintings in this exhibition catalog were commissioned from Peter Waddell beginning in 2004, by the White House Historical Association. It was the association's wish that the artist create well-researched pictures representing different periods from the White House past that were not drawn, painted, or photographed definitively in their own times. Waddell decided to show such moments as Dolley Madison entertaining in her drawing room; the second President Adams taking a dangerous swim; a social worker's visit with Abraham Lincoln; a great cheese in the center of Andrew Jackson's East Room; Theodore Roosevelt's son and pets in the conservatory; and other interludes, not least one bright and lively representation of the Entrance Hall with the Tiffany glass screen, gone now for over 100 years.
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