Photo of the day

Very cool collection of photos from when the White House was completely gutted during a 1950 renovation (I had no idea).

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. (National Archives)

Hard to believe that’s the White House.

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About Steve Greene
Professor of Political Science at NC State http://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/shgreene

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