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1917 days ago
Photo of the Day contest: Who 1st brought the Resolute Desk into the Oval? Prize: The desk! Kidding, it's nothing
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It was given as a gift to President Hayes in 1880, from Queen Victoria.
...and the answer is .... Jackie Kennedy ! She found it in the press room under a ton of clutter.
Does the winner also get to keep the rabbit from under the desk?
Hint, the answer is in National Treasure: Book of Secrets. Nic Cage and his history lessons :)
Jackie Kennedy for President John F. Kennedy in 1961
i agree with @FernandoLara. and it was made from the planks os the ship HMS Resolute. jackie found it somewhere in the White House and had it restored for Jack to use.
Nice...I think I might have to get one of those lol. I wish...
It was given to Hayes, but he & other presidents used it in other rooms. Jackie brought it to the oval office.
@whitehouse wasn't it Queen Victoria or something like that?
It was a gift from Queen Victoria to President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1880
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