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Scenes From Historic Presidential Easter Egg Rolls

The White House has hosted Easter egg rolls each year since 1878. Click through for images of egg rolls past.

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President Jimmy Carter holds his two-year-old grandson, Jason Carter, on his shoulders while visiting the South Lawn on April 11, 1977, for the Easter Egg Roll at the White House in Washington.
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President Barack Obama gets involved in the action, in this combo photo, as he races around and cheers a young child on as she takes part in the annual Easter Egg Roll, April 13, 2009, at the White House in Washington.
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Then-Vice President George H.W. Bush attends the annual White House Easter Egg roll, April 20, 1987, in Washington on the South Lawn. Some 37,000 people attended the 109th Easter Egg roll.
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Children pose during an Easter Egg Roll circa 1922 on the White House Lawn.
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A youngster gets a hug from first lady Michelle Obama after she read to a group of children during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll, Monday, April 21, 2014, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington.
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Benjamin Brott, 8, from Fairfax, Virginia, rolls his egg on the South Lawn of the White House, April 12, 2004.
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Lynne Cheney, wife of then-Vice President Dick Cheney, center, blows the starting whistle, April 21, 2003, to start the annual Easter Egg Roll at the White House.
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Two children pose at the Easter Egg Roll at the White House circa 1898.
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Isabella Newman, 5, rolls an egg on the South Lawn of the White House during the annual Easter Egg Roll, April 12, 2004.
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Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt mingles with children at the 1935 White House Egg Roll.
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Leah Hanson, 3, rolls her egg during the annual Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, April 17, 2006. The egg roll has been held at the White House since 1878, after a stint on the Capitol grounds.
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President George W. Bush blows the whistle to kick off the annual White House Easter Egg Roll, April 1, 2002.
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Children play at the 1923 White House Easter Egg Roll.
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As the Easter Bunny applauds at right, President Bill Clinton huddles with first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton at the White House, April 8, 1996, during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll and Hunt.
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First lady Melania Trump reads a book to children at the Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House, April 17, 2017, in Washington, D.C., the first Easter Egg Roll of the Trump Administration.
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After a 10-year hiatus following WWII, the Easter Egg Roll returned in 1953.
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