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President Andrew Jackson's Rowdy Party

Andrew Jackson opened the White House to his supporters on the day he was inaugurated. The result was an extremely rowdy party which threw the White House into disorder.

In 1970, Louis S. Glanzman created this artistic interpretation of Jackson's inaugural party. It is online via the White House Historical Association whose curators have provided this description:

President Jackson was known for opening up the White House to visitors of all classes. His inauguration party lasted for hours as throngs of people from packed streets pushed into the White House.

This painting captures the rowdy scene with its broken furniture and stifling crowd. It took a whole week to scrub and clean the White House after the party.

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Media Credits

This artistic interpretation of Andrew Jackson's inaugural party is by Louis S. Glanzman who created the illustration in 1970. It is online via the White House Historical Association.

 

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