Here are some photos of how various presidential administrations celebrated Halloween.
Halloween in the White House
- Behind the Photo: “Burst of Joy”, 1973 — On an overcast day in March 1973, Associated Press photographer Slava “Sal” Veder captured an image of a POW being greeted by his family. The image, which became the quintessential homecoming photograph of the Vietnam Era, was aptly titled “Burst of Joy.” The photograph was sent around the country, running in countless newspapers. It also [...]
- Girls packing pineapple into cans, 1928 — Hawaiian girls working in a factory (possibly the Dole Food Company) and packing pineapple into cans on November 20, 1928. Share the History Love... [...]
- Taft laying the corner stone for Ft. Sam Houston chapel, 1909 — President Taft laying the corner stone of the Gift Chapel at Ft. Sam Houston on October 18, 1909. The cost of this chapel is $50,000 donated by the people of San Antonio. Share the History Love... [...]
- Art class at the Wisconsin School for the Deaf, 1880 — Woman art students sketching during art class. According to the photograph’s annotation, it was taken “at the State School for the Deaf” [Wisconsin School for the Deaf] in Delavan, Wisconsin, 1880. Share the History Love... [...]
- Jacqueline Bouvier [Kennedy] as a child, 1934 — Jacqueline Bouvier [Kennedy] at age four with a dog, ca. 1934. Share the History Love... [...]