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A Look Back: Family Life in the White House Years

First Families celebrate many important milestones while in residence, but the day by day moments are special too.

When visitors tour the White House, the panels of candid photos featuring White House life on the walls of the East Wing are one of the most popular things to explore. This one is a special favorite, because it reminds people that while the President of the United States shoulders enormous responsibilities, he has an equally important role as just husband and father, and that the family living in the White House celebrates the same milestones and daily joys as families everywhere.