• Digitized Photographic Image
    KN-C18151. State Dining Room Prior to Luncheon in Honor of Hayato Ikeda, Prime Minister of Japan
    White House Photographs21 June 1961

    Head table set up for a luncheon in honor of Prime Minister of Japan Hayato Ikeda. The painting over the fireplace is an 1869 portrait of Abraham Lincoln by George P. A. Healy and was donated to the White House in 1939. The inscription in the green marble fireplace is taken from a letter written by John Adams to his wife, Abigail, and reads, “I pra...

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