Do you realize the responsibility I carry? I’m the only person between Nixon and the White House.
Kennedy! In case you missed that …
Alice Paul, American feminist and women’s rights activist, shakes the hand of “youngest Colorado feminist” Mildred Bryan.
Kangaroo Overcoat, The Crosby Frisian Fur Company, Rochester, NY, c. 1919
While perhaps not the best coat to wear in the summer heat, this c.1919 overcoat does symbolize travel for the Woodrow Wilson House in Washington, DC.
In the left image, President Wilson stands at the door of the King’s royal coach on board the presidential train from Paris to Rome. The press frequently photographed Wilson wearing this overcoat abroad and it has come to symbolize his European travel as an effort to ensure peace during the Paris Peace Conference. The original coat is still on view in Wilson’s cedar closet adjacent to his bedroom.
Ronald Reagan topped off his 1984 landslide presidential win with a stop in the ballroom of the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, where he told supporters that his second term goals included strong economic growth and a reduction of nuclear weapons.
Did you know that Harry S. Truman once met Pablo Picasso?
On June 11, 1958, during a trip to Europe, Truman paid a visit to Picasso’s ceramics studio in southwestern France. However, Truman wasn’t exactly a fan of the famous artist’s work: he hated modern art, referring to it as “ham and eggs art,” and later referred to Picasso as a “French Communist caricaturist.”
Image: “Former President Harry S. Truman and Pablo Picasso at Vallauris, France, 06/11/1958”
Image and information via Harry S. Truman Library & Museum
David Kennedy and his father play a game of toss by the family swimming pool
Summer of 1964