One of the advantages of being a U.S. president is you get to earn a living from home. Ever since John Adams moved into the White House in 1800, each subsequent president has gotten the prospect to dwell in his official office in Washington, D.C.
Like many different Americans who earn a living from home, this implies presidents have gotten the chance to spend extra time with their households. In latest historical past, President Barack Obama praised this set-up for serving to him stability work and household life as commander-in-chief.
“[P]erhaps the greatest unexpected gift of this job has been living above the store,” he wrote in a 2016 essay for Glamour. “For many years my life was consumed by long commutes… But for the past seven and a half years, that commute has been reduced to 45 seconds—the time it takes to walk from my living room to the Oval Office. As a result, I’ve been able to spend a lot more time watching my daughters grow up into smart, funny, kind, wonderful young women.”
Photographers have captured cute photographs of presidential children enjoying within the Oval Office, and likewise documented social occasions with presidential kids. Richard Nixon’s daughter Tricia married Ed Cox on the White House throughout her father’s presidency. Gerald Ford additionally organized for his daughter Susan’s senior promenade to happen on the White House.
Because presidents take their work with them wherever they go, photographers have additionally captured presidents working at their non-public residences of their house states. In these settings, presidents have usually worn extra informal put on, as when President George W. Bush wore denims throughout his first assembly with Russian President Vladimir Putin at his ranch in Crawford, Texas. There have additionally been candid photographs of commanders-in-chief working of their robes and pajamas, both on the White House or elsewhere.
Click by way of the gallery beneath to see photographs of presidents working from house over the a long time, plus one portray of George Washington working from his house in Mount Vernon, Virginia. (He is the one president who by no means lived within the White House, because it wasn’t constructed but.)