Here are some photos of how various presidential administrations celebrated Halloween.
Halloween in the White House
- Crossing the Dale Creek Bridge, 1885 — At a height of 150 feet, this bridge in Dale Creek, Wyoming, sometimes swayed in strong winds. The longest trestle on the Union Pacific Railroad’s line, its soaring height and stilt-like supports still inspire awe. William Henry Jackson hiked partway into the dry, inhospitable creekbed to take this image, pointing his camera upward to maximize the [...]
- Jacqueline Kennedy christening the USS Lafayette, 1962 — First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy christening the USS Lafayette (SSBN 616), a submarine, on May 8, 1962 at Electric Boat, General Dynamics, in Groton, Connecticut. Share the History Love... [...]
- Flying above Washington, D.C. — Airplane flying above Washington, D.C. with the Washington Monument in the background sometime between 1914-1929. Share the History Love... [...]
- Soap Box Derby, 1949 — A Boy Scout sits in his soap box car, wearing a football helmet, preparing to race in 1949. Share the History Love... [...]
- Ice skating on a icy parking lot, 1951 — High school students skate on a icy parking lot of a HEB grocery store in San Antonio in 1951. Share the History Love... [...]