President's Levee, or All Creation Going to the White House, Washington

Title

President's Levee, or All Creation Going to the White House, Washington

Description

Andrew Jackson campaigned for President as a "man of the people." In keeping with this image, he opened the White House to the public following his inauguration in March 1829. The public reception unfortunately turned into a rowdy mob, breaking windows and furniture within the executive residence until the food and drink was moved outside and the people followed.

Source

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. View original.

Date

03/05/1829

Coverage

Description

Andrew Jackson campaigned for President as a "man of the people." In keeping with this image, he opened the White House to the public following his inauguration in March 1829. The public reception unfortunately turned into a rowdy mob, breaking windows and furniture within the executive residence until the food and drink was moved outside and the people followed.

Date

03/05/1829

Coverage

1800-1829

Source

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. View original.