A Presidential Garage Sale: 1882

For more than 200 years the White House had been home to presidents, site of official functions, and of course a center of governmental work of the Executive branch. It comes as no surprise then that the furniture, floors, carpets, windows - nearly everything, in fact - has been replaced a few times. And in 1882, a “fancy” but unexpected president decided to get rid of old furniture the old fashioned way: by selling it at public auction.

Feb 23, 2022 | 13:49 | Josh Geiger

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