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January 2001

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Lynn · June 25, 2001 - 17:51 EST #1
Beautiful pictures of Washington, D.C. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
M. O. Lancaster · August 7, 2001 - 13:51 EST #2
I have been searching for pictures of the White House interior. I especially want to view the mantel containing a carved quotation from John Adams. Can you provide me with the quotation?
Lee Bennett (ATPM Staff) · August 8, 2001 - 21:13 EST #3
Hi Lynn. Thanks! Glad you like them.
Taouzi Rafik · August 12, 2001 - 11:28 EST #4
I find this White House tremendously a wonder.
Lee Bennett (ATPM Staff) · August 12, 2001 - 13:48 EST #5
We've already replied to M.O. Lancaster, but in case anyone else wants to know, one of the ATPM staffers found the quotation:

Here's the web site where I found the answer, and here's the quote on the central fireplace mantle in the State Dining Room: "I Pray Heaven Bestow the Best of Blessings on This House and All that shall hereafter inhabit it. May none but Honest and Wise Men ever rule under this Roof." Obviously, President Adams' prayer was not answered.
Robert Castillo · September 19, 2001 - 21:35 EST #6
I love the pics of the White House. I'm fifteen years old and have not yet been to D.C. but am hoping to go there sometime soon. These pics give me a good view of what it looks like. Thanks,
Robert Castillo
Cottage Grove, Minnesota
Tom McNash · November 3, 2001 - 15:05 EST #7
Thanks for this great picture of the White House. It will be very useful for my report at school.
Lauren · December 7, 2001 - 01:06 EST #8
Are there any pictures of the White House without the trees in front of it?
Matthew · December 18, 2001 - 22:18 EST #9
Thanks for the great picture, but it would be nice to have ALL of the White House, not just the front (like, get different angles of the house, but this will do for now!!) Matthew Guy
Lee Bennett (ATPM Staff) · December 19, 2001 - 20:51 EST #10
Matthew - Yes, I would have loved to get additional photos. Unfortunately, the time I was there, all the tours had long-since filled. Also, the only decent exterior angles you can get while not being within the property are the picture you see here, and from the opposite side. I did make my way to the other side, but it was late in the day and the sun was below the roof line (making for a pretty well-lit photo on this page). The other side would have been really muddy. Also, the other side had lift cranes and equipment for some sort of work. What I'm trying to say is, the other side was a nasty photo at the time. If I ever get back to D.C. and can take the tour, I'll be sure to put up more photos. Let's just hope that it isn't too much longer that the tours stay postponed after the attacks.
Ed Medeiros · January 20, 2002 - 01:34 EST #11
Aloha, I am making candle displays of the major cities across the U.S. and need a good angle of Washington D.C. do you have one that I may use as reference. Aloha
Jennifer · March 19, 2002 - 10:13 EST #12
Thank you so much for putting this website on. It is really wonderful.
Lauren Fitzgerald · April 8, 2002 - 10:11 EST #13
You have great pictures of the White House.
Emily Roubik · April 28, 2002 - 20:35 EST #14
I thought all your pictures of the White House looked great. I really like the first White House picture. It was my favorite.
Lee Bennett (ATPM Staff) · April 29, 2002 - 01:12 EST #15
Emily - the "first" White House picture? There's only one. ;-)
Mary · May 8, 2002 - 10:03 EST #16
Hi. Thank you for your site. It has been a big help for a school project. I have had trouble getting a decent picture of the White House and felt relieved when I found this one. Thank you again from a grandmother helping her grandaughter with school work. (:
Stefanie Lyons · May 10, 2002 - 10:30 EST #17
I want to give my support to President Bush on the wonderful job he is doing with our nation. I believe that God put the right man in office. Keep up the good job and God bless you and your family.
Kelly Martin · May 13, 2002 - 22:03 EST #18
I also want to give my support to President Bush. He is truly a wonderful president. Beautiful pictures, too! I can't wait to go back to Washington, D.C.
Tim Braman · May 16, 2002 - 09:41 EST #19
This is a cool image.
Amanda Norwood · May 31, 2002 - 18:48 EST #20
In this, you should have the north portico and the main entrance of the White House.
Lee Bennett (ATPM Staff) · June 4, 2002 - 13:24 EST #21
Amanda - first of all, the south side of the White House and its south lawns are much prettier. Second of all, I did go around to that side on this particular day. I took a picture, but it isn't suitable for this series because, at the time, there was some scaffolding and a hydrolic lift right in front of the building. Not very pretty.
Leleil Sadmoon · July 17, 2002 - 19:25 EST #22
Nice page. Very helpful in my search on the White House.
anonymous · September 15, 2002 - 11:35 EST #23
This site was very helpful and very well organized. Thank you for your services.
Suenalie Sabrina Sythat · October 16, 2002 - 18:49 EST #24
I love your web site because of your pictures. But you need more pictures of the White House and other things because people try to look them up for projects and assignments. Well, if you think something is a good idea for your web site you might want to recall it. I like this web site.
Friend · October 20, 2002 - 20:26 EST #25
The site is great, but I wish that it didn't show so much grass and stuff because I would just like to see the White House. Thank you, though. Please help because it's so hard to find a good picture of the White House.
Lee Bennett (ATPM Staff) · October 20, 2002 - 20:32 EST #26
The point of this picture was to include some of the lawns which are always kept looking so nice. The building is almost taking the full width of the picture, and these pictures are sized to fit computer screens as wallpaper. There's nothing stopping you from cropping it if you prefer a different aspect ratio.
anonymous · October 27, 2002 - 14:13 EST #27
I thought it was a pretty picture.
Kim · October 30, 2002 - 07:13 EST #28
A very cool picture that helped me on my project. Thanks.
Pam Long · November 22, 2002 - 14:04 EST #29

I totally agree with you about trying to take a better picture of the White House. It is nearly impossible. There are so many trees obstructing the view of the actual White House, but it is a very good picture nonetheless. I took a similar picture when I was in D.C. in May of last year and actually got to go on the tour inside. It was very neat being able to go inside, but you only get to see the major rooms and don't touch anything if you do get to go on a tour, because the secret service guys watch everyone like hawks.
Tiffany Hall · December 7, 2002 - 11:39 EST #30
You have nice pictures of the White House.
Caleb McPherson · December 10, 2002 - 18:52 EST #31
As part of my social studies, we need to identify the types of columns used in different government buildings. Does anyone know where I can get a good picture of the BACK of the White House? I can see by the front, that Ionic columns were used there, but now I need a picture of the back! Thanks to anyone who can help!

Lee Bennett (ATPM Staff) · December 11, 2002 - 19:04 EST #32
Caleb - I took a pretty nice shot of the back side of the White House during my trip, but it wasn't suitable for a desktop photo because the water sprinklers were going (quite ugly) and there was a boom lift of some sort reaching in front of the building to the top of the portico. I'd be happy to send it to you directly, though. Let me know what size you can handle (it's currently a 3.3 megapixel, 1 megabyte JPEG, but I'm happy to reduce it if you like) and if I should send by e-mail or some other way.
Luke Hogan · December 12, 2002 - 15:17 EST #33
A great picture for my history class propaganda poster. Thanks.
Mike Peach · January 2, 2003 - 22:10 EST #34
Very impressive. Say no more.
Breanna M. · January 16, 2003 - 16:32 EST #35
I really like your pictures.
Brenda · January 29, 2003 - 20:52 EST #36
I am so glad that you opened this web site. The picture is so cool, but you should get different angles of the White House.
Drienne · February 17, 2003 - 14:08 EST #37
I teach and this picture of the White House is just what I needed. Thanks.
anonymous · March 16, 2003 - 04:47 EST #38
If anyone knows the answer to this, please e-mail me. The White House used columns: are they Ionic, Doric, Corinthian, or just normal columns?
Mitchell Lee Tullos · April 8, 2003 - 19:38 EST #39
This is a vey nice picture of the White House.
Crystal Shea Baker · April 15, 2003 - 18:50 EST #40
This is very nice. It is a good picture for a book I'm doing for my class at Newman Smith High School.
Sarah · April 22, 2003 - 21:19 EST #41
Wow! I love this picture and I am going to use it for my Social Studies project.
Britney Lauren Smith · May 5, 2003 - 22:50 EST #42
Hi. My name is Britney and I'm 15 years old. I just went to Washington D.C. with my school and I loved it! I can honestly say that it is the most exciting place and it has the most beautiful buildings I have ever seen in my life! So, if you haven't been, I highly recommend you do. Thanks!
Amber Pretty · May 9, 2003 - 10:39 EST #43
I really love this site and I'm getting a lot of information on this because I am doing a project on the White House.
Casondra Brahmer · May 13, 2003 - 11:55 EST #44
This is sweet because I can get all my info on the White House right here. Thanks.
Lindsey Espinoza · May 16, 2003 - 13:55 EST #45
Wow. I like this site because I can do a poster on it for school.
anonymous · May 18, 2003 - 17:24 EST #46
I have a question--who becomes president if the president and vice president both die?
Lee Bennett (ATPM Staff) · May 19, 2003 - 22:25 EST #47
I found this Berkeley page that lists the United States Government chain of command. Secretary of state Colin Powell assumes leadership if both the president and vice president become incapacitated in any way, follwed by defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld.
MacKenzie · July 24, 2003 - 11:36 EST #48
This is a really cool web site! Great job!
Erika Rodriguez · September 9, 2003 - 21:02 EST #49
I like this picture and I was to make a project on this. One day, I wish I can meet the president.
Hannah Monson · September 14, 2003 - 19:05 EST #50
I think the White House is a great landmark for this country.
Tiffany Gwin · September 24, 2003 - 16:08 EST #51
I like the picture of the White House. I also had to do a project on the president. I hope I get an "A."
Rebecca · October 1, 2003 - 15:24 EST #52
This week, I did a report on the White House. At first, I thought it would be boring, but when I started studying, it was really interesting and fun! I've learned a lot. This picture is really pretty! It is a beautiful house! Thanks.
Laura Rajala · October 24, 2003 - 08:32 EST #53
Hey, thanks for the picture of the White House. It will be useful in my project at school about George Bush. Thanks again, from Washington Middle School in Calumet, MI.
M. Adeel Qureshi · November 4, 2003 - 13:19 EST #54
Thanks for inviting me to leave comments and say that I love the White House very much. In fact, I love all architectural masterpieces in the world. I'm an archaeologist in Pakistan and I want to see all the building masterpieces and visit the USA.
Joshua Holbrook · November 4, 2003 - 15:10 EST #55
I'm working on the yearbook for Susitna Valley High School. One of our pages is a "Best of the Best" section and one of our categories is "most likely to become the first female president and first gentleman." So, I wanted to get a picture of the White House and put in the picture of the two people who won in that category. In any case, I thought this picture looked pretty, but it's copyrighted. I guess I need your permission to use it. So, can I use this picture? Please reply to my yearbook advisor--address is above--and let us know if you will give us permission with proper credit given to you.

Thank you.

Joshua Holbrook
Joseph · November 12, 2003 - 22:11 EST #56
I need the picture of the White House that's always in the background of the conferences at the White House. It's always hanging on the curtains and it's always on the podium. Where can I find it?
Lee Bennett (ATPM Staff) · November 13, 2003 - 00:10 EST #57
Joseph - if you're referring to the image visible in this photo, you may be hard pressed to obtain it. First of all, it's a graphic—not a photo—and was probably developed internally and never really publicly distributed. I don't believe an actual photo could be taken like this. Not only would the photographer have to be on the White House property and much closer to the building than the public is allowed, but you'd also have to basically clear away a lot of shrubbery and trees.
Dominique Vickers · November 16, 2003 - 15:17 EST #58
I loved the picture of the White House. There were so many to choose from. I haven't been to the White House, but I hope to go someday. I would love to go inside and view it, too.
anonymous · December 11, 2003 - 10:14 EST #59
I am so thankful for this.
Tiffany Mahon · January 9, 2004 - 17:07 EST #60
I love the picture of the White House. I think it is a beautiful place. I am doing a report on James Madison. I hope I get a good grade. George Washington never lived in the White House!
Ashley Marie · January 14, 2004 - 17:11 EST #61
I really find this picture to be great and beautiful. I am using it for an economics paper for my college economics class and am looking froward to showing it off. God Bless America and everyone who visits this site.
Michelle · January 17, 2004 - 21:29 EST #62
I get to see this in three months!
Cilian · January 26, 2004 - 21:21 EST #63
I loved this picture so much, I used it for school work.
Nana · January 29, 2004 - 03:58 EST #64
I love the picture. Thanks. I find it serene and homely.
Jasmine Garnett · February 6, 2004 - 09:46 EST #65
Thank you for helping me find a picture of the White House for my computer project.
Joe Porter · February 12, 2004 - 18:42 EST #66
Thanks. I needed this picture for a president project.
Cassie Gosche · February 17, 2004 - 20:33 EST #67
I love this site so much. It shows such detail and is very educational. I use it for school work all the time.
Roger · March 9, 2004 - 16:51 EST #68
Awesome picture of the White House! I've never seen a better picture.
Larry Evans · March 16, 2004 - 19:54 EST #69
Thanks for the great picture of the white house
James E. Thompson · March 26, 2004 - 18:17 EST #70
I have finally found a great picture for my screensaver. Thanks