Do you realize the responsibility I carry? I’m the only person between Nixon and the White House.
John F. Kennedy (1960)
ourpresidents:

LBJ and King Faisal viewing fireworks over the South Lawn from the first floor balcony of the White House.  6/21/66.‎
-from the LBJ Library

ourpresidents:

LBJ and King Faisal viewing fireworks over the South Lawn from the first floor balcony of the White House.  6/21/66.

-from the LBJ Library

Alice Paul, American feminist and women’s rights activist, shakes the hand of “youngest Colorado feminist” Mildred Bryan.

Paul was vice president of the National Woman’s Party, a group that fought for women’s suffrage.   

H.L. Standley photograph, National Woman’s Party records, Library of Congress, Manuscript Division

edit: per lipsredasroses’ comment, I took the description from the LOC title, which was transcribed from the original photo. I’m wondering if maybe at that particular time (1923) she was vice president, as opposed to president? Otherwise, just an oops.

Alice Paul, American feminist and women’s rights activist, shakes the hand of “youngest Colorado feminist” Mildred Bryan.

Paul was vice president of the National Woman’s Party, a group that fought for women’s suffrage.

H.L. Standley photograph, National Woman’s Party records, Library of Congress, Manuscript Division

edit: per lipsredasroses’ comment, I took the description from the LOC title, which was transcribed from the original photo. I’m wondering if maybe at that particular time (1923) she was vice president, as opposed to president? Otherwise, just an oops.

Source: loc.gov

nthpcollections:

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.

nthpcollections:

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.

From “TV Satellite File,” November 14, 1984, via the National Archives

archivesfoundation:

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

archivesfoundation:

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

americascamelot:

David Kennedy and his father play a game of toss by the family swimming pool 

Summer of 1964

americascamelot:

David Kennedy and his father play a game of toss by the family swimming pool

Summer of 1964

ourpresidents:

President Reagan meeting with Ted Kennedy to discuss the situation in Ireland and gun control. 6/1/81.
-From the Reagan Library

ourpresidents:

President Reagan meeting with Ted Kennedy to discuss the situation in Ireland and gun control. 6/1/81.

-From the Reagan Library