Tag: President of the United States

Three Cheers for Coolidge

This is a shot of President Calvin Coolidge at an event for the Boy Scouts of America at the White House.
Bigwig Digs

Three Things You Didn’t Know From Bigwig Digs

A great new site launched today and the GoDC community is going to love this one. It's called Bigwig Digs, put together by the...
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Eisenhower Paroled by Doctors in Denver; Returns to Washington

In September 1955, President Eisenhower suffered a heart attack while visiting Denver. He was rushed to Fitzsimmons Army Hospital, where he would spend seven...
JFK in the Oval Officevideo

Archival Footage of Kennedy in Oval Office

This is great old film footage of John F Kennedy in the Oval Office. The narration is in German (I believe - correct me...
LBJ in the White House with his dogs Him and Her

LBJ’s Beagle Run Over and Killed in White House Driveway

How tragic is this? On June 15th, 1966, President Johnson's beagle was accidentally run over by the White House limousine in the driveway of...
President and Mrs. Kennedy arrive in San Antonio - November 21st, 1963 (Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum)video

November 20th, 1963: JFK to Make Fives Speeches and Attend Two...

If you read this piece in the Washington Post on Wednesday morning, November 20th, 1963, you probably didn't think much of it. President Kennedy was...
reward poster by the War Department for Booth, Surratt and Herold (Library of Congress)

April 20th, 1865: Wanted! $100,000 Reward!

The assassination of President Lincoln is one of the most, if not the most, tragic event in the history of Washington. Lincoln was shot...
McKinley & cabinet (Library of Congress)

The 25th President of the United States

If you know who POTUS 25 is off the top of your head, congratulations. You are an über history geek. Enjoy the Libary of...
Ebbitt House in 1865 as photographed by Matthew Brady (Wikipedia)

Three Notable People Connected to Old Ebbitt

GoDCer and long-distance reader Ben sent in a request to do a little digging on local favorite Old Ebbitt Grill. The restaurant has a...
Grover Cleveland

Grover Cleveland Gets Lost in 19th Century Anacostia

This is a guest post by John (from The Lion of Anacostia), cross-posted here. While trying to confirm President Hayes visited Douglass at Cedar Hill, I came across this...
Deanwood in the 1907 Baist Real Estate Atlas (Library of Congress)

Three Things About Deanwood

Last week, we did a quick post on Fort Lincoln Heights. Now, I'd like to focus a little more on Deanwood, the former neighborhood...
1320 Florida Ave. NE - the Sprinkle family home

They Were Neighbors: Officer Sprinkle Lived Here

To satisfy your hunger for more Officer Sprinkle, I took a look into where he lived in 1900. At the time, he was 34...
"Tilden or Blood" by Thomas Nast in Harper's weekly - Febuary 17th 1877 (Wikipedia)

Election Day 1876: Shakespeare at the National, Real Estate Listings and...

If you're a history buff -- and a presidential history buff -- you're well aware of the 1876 U.S. Presidential election. This is not...
Abraham Lincoln for President in the Daily National Republican - July 21st, 1864

For President: Abraham Lincoln of Illinois

This is a great find. I was digging through old newspapers in the Library of Congress' Chronicling America archives and came across this from the...
President Johnson signs the 1968 Civil Rights Act - April 11th, 1968video

President Lyndon Johnson’s Remarks on the 1968 Riots Before Signing the...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQmMzhjgPxs This is a clip from President Johnson's speech before signing the bill into law. This was only a week after the assassination of Martin...
Harry Trumanvideo

Dramatic Attempt to Assassinate President Truman in Blair House

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zeCxh_CjEQ You may not know this, but there was a very public assassination attempt on a President very near the White House and it wasn't...
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The Inauguration of Herbert Hoover in 1929

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3WnsH06pGQ This is an excellent silent film from 1929. It begins with outgoing president Calvin Coolidge and Hoover entering a vehicle and being taken to...
August 14th, 1924. President Calvin Coolidge and his radio-equipped Buick automobile in Washington. (Shorpy)

Calvin Coolidge, Vermont Native and Our 30th President

Per a comment received on the Warren Harding slide show, here's a one for his successor, Calvin Coolidge. So, Kai ... here's a bunch of...
Warren Harding, half-length portrait, standing, facing front, gesturing with right hand

Our 29th President, Warren G. Harding

Warren G. Harding sure didn't look like a friendly guy. In just about every photograph I see of him, he looks like he's scowling....
Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan Had a Great Sense of Humor

This is pretty amusing and a nice short video to share on a Sunday. This is the opening of Ronald Reagan's first State of...
Taking off from the South Lawn (Smithsonian)video

White House South Lawn Helicopter Landing Tests (1957)

President Eisenhower needed a quick and effective way to travel from Washington to his summer home in Rhode Island. Air Force One was too...