Chet Smolski, Rhode Island Colege


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Tourists visiting the White House in Washington D.C. photographed by Chet Smolski in the mid-1980s. Until the early twentieth century, The White House was open to the public, but has since been restricted due to security concerns. However, free and public tours of the house, a tradition started by Thomas Jefferson, continue to the present in times of peace.



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Chester E. Smolski photographic slides and publications, MSS-0041, Special Collections, James P. Adams Library, Rhode Island College.


tourism; neoclassicism; Washington DC; The White House;