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Workers at the White House: A Photo Essay

In celebration of the 200th anniversary of the White House, the Festival of American Folklife presents a program about the occupational lives and folklore of White House workers. Through living presentations and demonstrations, this program reveals a human dimension of the White House, through the skills, values and experiences of the men and women who worked there. The following pages feature a few of the many employees—maids, butlers, engineers, chefs and others—who have helped to make the White House work and who will be sharing their lives and stories with visitors to the Festival.

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