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The Lincoln Bedroom

 
 The Lincoln Bedroom is most likely more famous than your bedroom (feel free to argue in the comments). Located on the second floor of the White House, this bedroom was actually Lincoln's office while he was president, before construction began on the West Wing in 1902. This room served as as the place where Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863. The room has been redecorated during the George W. Bush era to fit with the Victorian Era. The carpet seen on the floor is an interpretation of a note found from Mrs. Lincoln that spoke of a "G and O" carpet purchase. This piece of information has been taken to mean "green and oak" and the new carpet has bright yellow and purple additions so that it appeals a bit more to the current day.  Carpet from Lincoln Bedroom
Carpet in Lincoln Bedroom
 
Before 2007 Renovation
Before 2007 Renovation
  Lincoln Bedroom from 2007
Lincoln Bedroom in 2007



 

 

Sources:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A48972-2004Sep24.html

http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1076802,00.html

http://www.whitehousehistory.org/04/subs_pph/PresidentDetail.aspx?ID=16&imageID=775

http://www.whitehousemuseum.org/floor2/lincoln-bedroom.htm

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