1968 Democratic presidential candidate Hubert H. Humphrey graduated from the Capitol College of Pharmacy in Denver in 1933 and later worked as a pharmacist before entering politics.
From the William J. Clinton Library/photograph by Ralph Alswang via the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration. (With video frames added from the broadcast.)
Ticket to a lecture by Walt Whitman on Abraham Lincoln “to be delivered on Thursday, April 14th , at 4 o’clock P. M., in the Madison Square Theatre, New-York.” Initialed by Walt Whitman in the lower right corner.
Happy Birthday Willie Nelson!
“When I was in trouble in the White House or when I wanted to have some deep thoughts, I had a very high quality hi-fi player, and the number one thing I played was Willie Nelson songs. All the good things I did as a president, all the mistakes I made — you can blame half of that on Willie.”
-Jimmy Carter in an interview with Rolling Stone Magazine
Photos: Jimmy Carter with Willie Nelson and his guests outside of the Old Executive Building. 4/25/78; President Carter on stage at a performance by country western singer, Willie Nelson at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland. 9/13/80.
The two remain friends today.
-from the Carter Library
“Public office is a public trust.”
Grover Cleveland of New York for President / Allen G. Thurman of Ohio for Vice President, campaign poster, 1888.
President Nixon bowling at the White House Bowling Alley. 3/10/70.
The White House Bowling Alley first opened in 1947 while Harry S. Truman was in office. In 1955, it was moved across the street to the Old Executive Building.
Richard and Pat Nixon both enjoyed bowling, and so in 1969 they had a one-lane alley built beneath the North Portico using private funds.