National Geographic : 1946 Jul
The President's Former Coat of Arms Ornaments a White House Rug The arms, central feature of the Aubusson rug in the Green Room, form a favorite motif in Executive Mansion decoration. Chair backs inthe East Room and state china carry the arms; in bronze, they appear as a plaque in the floor at the main entrance. The new design, adopted in1945, shows the eagle facing itsown right. The coat of arms is the central device on the President's seal (pages 1, 32, and 38). The portrait above the fireplace isthat ofJohn Quincy Adams.