Photograph of Lyndon B. Johnson when he was around six years old, ca. 1915.
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 […]
Construction crew working on George Washington’s likeness at Mount Rushmore in 1932. George Washington’s head was started first. Due to the economic instability of the United States caused by the Great Depression, it was completed in seven years, and dedicated to the public on Independence Day 1934.
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 […]