Some presidents loved photographers assigned to them. Others hated them. Photographer Dennis Brack gathered the tales and images in his new book of White House occupants and photographers. The photos will be on exhibit at the Pepco Edison Place Gallery in Washington until Feb. 6.
Early days Presidential photography began, Brack writes, the day in 1860 that Matthew Brady took the portrait of soon-to-be-Republican candidate Abraham Lincoln. The image became a sensation. Here’s a look of some of the early White House photographers, with an appropriate backdrop. Library of Congress
President Trump and first lady Melania Trump lit the National Christmas Tree for the first time. The program was hosted by television personality Kathie Lee Gifford and actor Dean Cain and featured performances by the Beach Boys, Jack Wagner, Wynonna Judd, Craig Campbell and others.