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oval office Carpets have for many years been intriguing to many: Simply put, some of the most powerful figures in US history have stood on them, in addition to many celebrities and familiar faces. Here are some of the Oval Office carpets from years past. While some images may be newer renditions/replicas, they're believed to be very close to the originals. Enjoy!
George Bush Oval Office SunBeam Carpet (to also be used during Obama's Administration). Bush Behind "Resolute Desk".
Above: Former President Bush on his Sunbeam Oval Office carpet designed by First Lady, Laura Bush. Note the transparent and glossy coating underneath his chair. Perhaps a guard to aid the chair in rolling easier, or perhaps a laminate coating for a trap door.
Left: Center medallion of the Sunburst Oval office carpet of George Bush. Traditionally a Bald Eagle with Olive Branch and Arrows appears in most previous oval office carpets. The George Bush Sunburst Carpet design created by Laura Bush is roughly based on the Reagan Sunbeam Carpet seen lower on this page. See more info on Bush's Oval Office Carpet
Bill Clinton Oval Office Carpet replica (See Comment on Bush's Carpet)
Clinton on George Bush Sr.'s Oval Office Carpet
Believed to be Reagan's Oval Office Carpet with George Bush Jr. Behind the Wheel:
This is the rug the Laura Bush Carpet had been inspired by. Note the similar sunburst pattern glowing from the center medallion of the Seal.
Reagan's Oval office Carpet (Replica, but note lines perhaps for a trap door):
Carter's Oval Office Carpet (same as Ford and Reagan):
Believed to be Ford's Oval Office Carpet (same as Carter and Reagan):
Nixon's Oval Office Carpet:
Believed to be Lyndon B. Johnson's Oval Office Carpet (Replica):
Kennedy's Oval Office Carpet (same as Truman and Eisenhower's):
Eisenhower's Yellow Oval Room Carpet:
Truman's Oval Office Carpet:
Taft's Oval Office Carpet ca. 1909: