Suffragettes with a bonfire in front of the White House, 1917.
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President Kennedy signing the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty on October 7, 1963 in the Treaty Room of the White House. L-R: William Hopkins, Sen. Mike Mansfield, John J. McCloy, Adrian S. Fisher, Sen. John Pastore, W. Averell Harriman, Sen. George Smathers, Sen. J.W. Fulbright, Sec. of State Dean Rusk, Sen. George Aiken, President Kennedy, Sen. Hubert […]
President and Mrs. Coolidge with their dog Rob Roy venture out in the early morning, despite freezing temps, to see the solar eclipse on January 24, 1925, seen from the lawn of the White House. This wasn’t the only eclipse while President Calvin Coolidge was in office. Another eclipse happened earlier in his presidency on September […]
Shirley Temple Black shaking hands with President Gerald Ford in the Cabinet Room after being sworn-in as Chief of Protocol on July 20, 1976. Following her career in Hollywood, former child actress Shirley Temple embarked on a career in politics and diplomacy. She was a representative to the 24th United Nations General Assembly; Ambassador to […]
President William Howard Taft’s pet cow, Pauline Wayne, used to graze on the lawn of the White House and the State, War, and Navy Building (now the Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Office Building) next door. In 1910, Taft’s previous cow, Mooly Wooly, died after eating too many oats. Wisconsin senator Isaac Stephenson bought Pauline Wayne […]
Leading up to the holiday season, I’m highlighting gift ideas for the history buff on your list! Presidential socks (Lincoln, Washington, and Kennedy): Amazon Presidential slogan mug: The Unemployed Philosopher’s Guild Clashing political parties cuff links: National Archives George Washington cookie cutter: Amazon The Roosevelts: An Intimate History: Amazon Pez Presidents of The United […]
Not much is known about Eli Smith besides that he was born in Wisconsin around 1856. On November 14, 1905, he hitched up his dogsled and left Nome, Alaska. His destination was Washington, D.C. Armed with a letter from the Nome postmaster to the postmaster general in Washington, D.C., Smith set out on a journey […]