Tag: President of the United States

“The President’s Walk” Was Almost Reagan’s Last

This is a guest post by Angela Harrison Eng The Washington Hilton Hotel is located at 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW, near DuPont Circle. At a...
Aerial view of U.S. Capitol and crowd on the grounds of the east front of the U.S. Capitol, during the inauguration of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, March 4, 1933

Aerial View of Franklin Roosevelt’s First Inauguration

Check out this amazing old photo of FDR's inauguration and then compare it to this one of Eisenhower and this of Obama. Source: dullshick
Ulysses S. Grant, full-length portrait, facing left, standing alongside his war horse, "Cincinnati"

Metro Policeman Arrests President Grant for Speeding

This is one of the more interesting personal stories that we've uncovered. For a while now, we've heard stories about President Grant being arrested for...
President McKinley in Oakland (1901)video

1901 Film of President McKinley and Parade Going to Capitol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvoiCvJycmc What a cool video! This was a find on the Library of Congress website. Below is the description from the site. "This most excellent picture...

Federal Agencies Shutdown; Workers Go Home … in 1995

Welcome to Groundhog Day! We've been through this before and it didn't work out well for one of the sides. Plus, they even based...
Abraham Lincoln delivers his second inaugural address

Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address, March 4, 1865

Abraham Lincoln was sworn in for his second term as president and delivered his second inaugural address on March 4, 1865. There are a...
The Mayflower Hotel

Three Bits of Trivia About the Mayflower Hotel

Source: Library of Congress The "Grande Dame of Washington" has seen so much history that it's difficult to do a post listing just three bit...
letter from Bill Clinton to Ronald Reagan on December 27th, 1988

Christmas Letter From Governor Clinton to President Reagan

This is an interesting image of a letter that we dug up at the National Archives. Bill Clinton was Governor of Arkansas at the...
Print shows a large campaign banner for Republican presidential candidate Abraham Lincoln and running mate Hannibal Hamlin. Lincoln's first name is given here as "Abram." The banner consists of a thirty-three star American flag pattern printed on cloth. In one corner, a bust portrait of Lincoln, without beard, encircled by stars, appears on a blue field.

For President, Abram Lincoln. For Vice President, Hannibal Hamlin

Now this is an amazing piece of American history. This is a large campaign banner for Lincoln in 1860. Source: Library of Congress
William Jefferson Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton play catch in the Rose Garden. They are practicing for upcoming opening pitch ceremonies that both of them will participate in. 4/3/94.

The Clintons Practice Throwing the First Pitch

What an awesome candid shot of Bill and Hillary Clinton throwing a baseball in the Rose Garden on April 3rd, 1994. They're practicing for...
Francis H. Robinson (December 27th, 1919)

White House Chauffeur Francis H. Robinson

This is a great personal story of a behind-the-scenes man. Francis H. Robinson was a long-time chauffeur for the White House, having arrived in...
President Taft at the baseball game in 1912

President Taft at Washington Baseball Games

Here is a nice series of photos of our newest racing president, William Howard Taft.
Walter Johnson in 1939

An Older Walter Johnson Reminisces …

Here is a very different photo of the "Big Train" in April 1939. He is looking at a box of baseballs, autographed by six...
Chief Justice Morrison R. Waite administering the oath of office to Rutherford B. Hayes on a flag-draped inaugural stand on the east portico of the U.S. Capitol

Inauguration of Rutherford B. Hayes in 1877

Not exactly the most revered or most remembered president, poor Rutherford B. Hayes was zinged by our current president. We'd like to shine a...

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