Temporary Stage Designed for the East Room of the White House

Scale  Model of the Temporary State Designed for the White House.

Scale Model of the Temporary State Designed for the White House.

This week's artifact is a 1:24 scale model of the temporary stage designed for the East Room of the White House. (1969.65.1)  Included in the scale model are miniature ballet dancers and actual working chandelier and backstage lighting instruments. The dedication performance was by the Harkness Ballet on Sept 29, 1965.

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Edward Steichen and LBJOn September 29, 1965, Johnson signed the Arts and the Humanities Bill. Photographer Edward Steichen attended the signing. [Photo by Yoichi Okamoto. #A1375-10] Read more...

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