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US Presidents with Very Tall Women. 6’7” Gwendolyn Gillingham (T) and 6’5” Lisa Leslie (B).
19th president of the United States. And my shiny pumpkaboo.
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The Veracity Elephant is coming to mess you up.
Republicans gather in front of a “GOP Truth Squad Special” airplane in 1960, holding up a stuffed elephant with a “Veracity” banner around its trunk, while wearing Nixon-Lodge campaign buttons and “Truth Squad” ribbons. WHAT?
As a former college age presidential campaign volunteer, this definitely has an air of familiarity …
“Activities Night of Orientation Week" at the University of Chicago, 1960, Albert C. Flores, photographer.
From Rutherford B. Hayes saying “That is wonderful” to Barack Obama clashing with Vladimir Putin over Ukraine, the presidential telephone call has been at the heart of American diplomacy for 137 years. Here are some of our favorite pictures of presidents making a connection.
(Photos by Harris & Ewing Collection /Library of Congress, ©Corbis (2), AP Photo, AP Photo/LBJ Library, ©Bettman/Corbis, Official White House Photo by Pete Souza
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This video is pretty amazing. I don’t think I’ve seen a dialog quite like it between a politician and students.
In December 1967, then-California governor Ronald Reagan had just given a speech on the Yale campus and stopped by the pool room of the Sigma chapter of St. Anthony Hall to talk with some undergrads.
The Yale students are, understandably, concerned about the Vietnam War, something a state governor hasn’t much say in, a point Reagan makes repeatedly. Reagan and the students go back and forth on issues in a way that is almost jarring compared to the tightly choreographed political events we’re used to seeing.
Jacques Leslie, one of the students there that day, wrote about the visit for the Yale Alumni magazine in 1997:
"The session was filmed for local public television. It didn’t matter to us students that Reagan was then the Governor of California and could thus claim that foreign policy was not his domain — all we wanted to talk about was Vietnam. We grew increasingly frustrated, while Reagan, merely by maintaining his cool, easily got the better of us. It wasn’t until I watched the tape nearly three decades later that I appreciated the scene’s underlying poignancy, the intensity of the extended drama in which we performed. What struck me was the uncomplicated boldness of us students."Watch for:
7:35 - A student asking if Reagan would promise to read a couple of anti-war books, and Reagan briefly detailing his own past as a former New Deal Democrat.
8:35 - Nancy Reagan chilling in the back in sunglasses!
It’s 9 minutes well worth your time if you’re a student of history or politics, no matter how you feel about Reagan or his policies.
This cartoon, “Lincoln’s Last Warning,” published in Harper’s Weekly, on October 11, 1862, also deals with the subject of emancipation. The President is depicted about to apply the axe to the tree of slavery, and saying to Davis, who is crouching in its branches: “If you don’t come down, I’ll cut the tree from under you.”From Lincoln In Caricature by Rufus Rockwell Wilson, 1903, available via Project Gutenberg
Woodrow Wilson Summer White House
Formally known as Harlakenden House, Wilson rented out this Winston Churchill Estate in Cornish, N.H. for his summer vacation.