Friday, March 13, 2009


I am curious about the yellow/gold curtains that are the backdrop for many of President Obama's white House appearances.

U.S. President Barack Obama waits to speak on the U.S. economy from the East Room of the White House January 28, 2009 in Washington, DC. The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote today on a $825 billion economic stimulus package proposed by Obama's administration.
(Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images North America)

Friday January 30, 2009, President Obama prior to signing an executive order on the Middle Class Working Families Task Force on Friday in the East Room at the White House.

President Barack Obama signs an executive order in the East Room of the White House

"Economic Advisory Chair Paul Volcker (2R) and others listen to President Barack Obama (R) speak in the East Room of the White House February 6, 2009 in Washington, DC. Obama and Economic Advisory Chair Paul Volcker held the event to introduce members of the President's Economic Recovery Advisory Board."


  1. They were put in place as part of the 1952 redecoration of the East Room by the Truman administration.

  2. I stand corrected, the gold curtains first appeared around 1904 as part of the rennovation of the room during the Roosevelt admnistration...

  3. 1963, a Jackie Kennedy project.

  4. 1963, a Jackie Kennedy project.