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Calvin and Grace Coolidge with their sons John and Calvin, early 1920s
Calvin, Jr. died of blood poisoning in 1924, the middle of his father's term.

Courtesy of Library of Congress

Woodrow Wilson holding his first granddaughter, Ellen Wilson McAdoo, 1915

Courtesy of Library of Congress

Grace Coolidge with her pet raccoon, early 1920s
The first lady's charming manners and friendly ways earned her the nickname "Sunshine" from the White House staff.

Courtesy of Library of Congress

First Lady Barbara Bush with her grandson Charles Walker Bush, 1990

Courtesy of George Bush Library

Lyndon B. Johnson in his bedroom, talking with members of his staff, 1966

Courtesy of Lyndon Baines Johnson Library

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