Throwback Thursday


Audacity Jones and her cat Miniver

Did you know that from 1801 to 1932, every New Year’s Day the president’s house/White  House was opened to the public for a grand reception? People waited for hours in line to shake the current president’s hand. The 101-year-old tradition ended with Herbert Hoover.

Here is a photo from 1911, one year after Audacity Jones had her lively adventure in Washington, D.C, in Audacity Jones to the Rescue. Read more about this tradition here.


Courtesy White House Historical Association