White House Photographs
President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy greet President of Venezuela, Rómulo Betancourt, and First Lady of Venezuela, Carmen Valverde de Betancourt, upon their arrival at the White House for a ceremony in their honor. Left to right (in foreground): Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force, General Curtis E. LeMay; Virginia Rusk; Mrs. Kennedy; U.S. Department of State interpreter, Donald Barnes (in back, partially hidden); President Kennedy; U.S. Chief of Protocol, Angier Biddle Duke (in back); Robin Chandler Duke (behind her husband); Mrs. Betancourt (holding bouquet of roses); President Betancourt; Virginia Betancourt de Pérez, daughter of President and Mrs. Betancourt (partially hidden behind open car door); U.S. Secretary of State, Dean Rusk. Honor guard troops line the driveway in the background. Also pictured: U.S. Assistant Chief of Protocol for Visits and Public Events, Samuel L. King; White House Secret Service agents, Arthur L. "Art" Godfrey and Win Lawson. North Portico, White House, Washington, D.C.