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The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum are open to the public. The Research Room is open by appointment only, which must be scheduled by 3:00pm if wishing to visit the next business day. Schedule a virtual orientation prior to booking travel. We respond to written requests for records at Please check our website or for COVID updates.

When using these high resolution photographs, provide photo credit to The National Archives and Records Administration and the Bush Center.


 Topic  Photograph for Download    Description
2018 - First Ladies: Style of Influence

Bush Center, Andrew Kaufmann:

National Archives:

  In addition to rare photographs and historic documents, artifacts on display will include a black evening gown worn by Eleanor Roosevelt, a snuff box owned by Dolley Madison, and Lou Hoover’s original Girl Scout uniform and Cine-Kodak movie camera. As the personal stories of the first ladies unfold, visitors learn the challenges and rewards of a position that is reimagined by each person who holds it.
2017 - Holiday Exhibit  

In 2005, President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush chose the theme, All Things Bright and Beautiful, to highlight the beauty found in nature. Inspired by a 19th-century English hymn that became the title of Yorkshire veterinarian James Herriot's beloved book, Mrs. Bush said at the time that the line inspired the use of fresh flowers, fruits, and plants to show "how beautiful nature is and how many things we can use from our own gardens or woods" for Christmas decorations. 

2017 - Portraits of Courage  

This exhibit brought together 66 full-color portraits and a four-panel mural painted by President Bush of members of the United States military who have served our nation with honor since 9/11 — and whom he has come to know personally.

































Photo Credit: Bush Center, Andrew Kaufmann

2016 - Holiday Exhibit  

Mrs. Laura Bush selected A Season of Merriment and Melody as the White House holiday theme in 2004, weaving a theme of holiday music and traditional Christmas carols throughout the White House decor.

2016 - Path to the Presidency   The exhibit encouraged visitors to step into a candidates’ shoes and enjoy a fun, interactive peek into past presidential campaigns, the changing face of the American electorate, and a glimpse at life on the campaign trail.
2015 - Baseball: America's Presidents, America's Pastime   This exhibit explored the close relationship between America’s Presidents and baseball.
2014 - Oscar De La Renta: Five Decades of Style   This exhibit was a major retrospective of American fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, exploring his significant career from its origins to his most recent, and what would sadly become his last, runway and red-carpet masterpieces.
2014 - The Art of Leadership: A President's Personal Diplomacy  

This exhibit explored the relationships that President George W. Bush forged with world leaders to shape international policy and advance American interests abroad.


Historic Photographs:

For high resolution photographs taken during President George W. Bush’s administration, follow these instructions to order from our Archives. There is a small processing fee for each photo. Audiovisual materials at the George W. Bush Presidential Library are subject to the requirements of the Presidential Records Act and Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). However, audiovisual materials on the Archived White House Website are free and in the public domain.

current Photographs:

Photographs taken after President George W. Bush left office are available from the George W. Bush Presidential Center's flickr site or by contacting Bush Center Media Relations.

more information:

Audiovisual Archives
George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum
Phone: 214-346-1656
Fax: 214-346-1558