National Geographic : 1935 Apr
SPRINGTIME WREATHES A GARLAND FOR THE NATION'S CAPITAL Autocnrome iumiere Dy urren K. Louaen HERE, EASTER MONDAYS, CHILDREN ROLL EGGS ON THE WHITE HOUSE LAWN Then the President and First Lady usually appear briefly on the pillared south portico in the back ground. The mansion, formerly known as the President's House, first received its present name when it was painted white to obliterate smoke stains caused by fire during the War of 1812. RED TULIPS BRIGHTEN A WALK IN LAFAYETTE PARK From early spring to late fall, a corps of gardeners keeps the flower beds in Washington's parks and along the driveways constantly abloom. In some " Circles " and " Squares," ever-blooming roses remain throughout the season, while in others seasonal flowers replace those that have withered.