Irony! Watergate Ad Welcomes Nixon’s Presidency

On the morning of President Nixon’s 1969 inauguration, several local businesses ran newspaper ads congratulating the new chief executive. Furniture stores, department stores, grocers… few are immune to inaugural excitement.

But one local business had — in hindsight — a remarkable ad in the Washington Poston January 20, 1969.

Check out this ad placed by the Watergate complex. (You can click the image below to view a larger copy.

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Originally from Philadelphia, Aaron Myers has lived and worked in D.C. for most of the last 15 years. He's a graduate of George Washington University and a resident of the Dupont Circle neighborhood. Follow him on Twitter at @aaronemyers.

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