Tag: President of the United States

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Margaret Thatcher Visits President Carter

America was going through some really rough times in 1979, with a gloomy economy, a major oil crisis and the recent hostage situation in...
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Dwight D. Eisenhower: The First President Videotaped in Color (1958)

I came across this one on YouTube. This was the first time the President of the United States was videotaped and then broadcast in...
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Who Almost Designed the White House?

Way back in the day, the building we now know as the White House was called the "President's Palace", "President's Mansion", or...
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Abraham Lincoln in Color (1865)

This is a very famous photo of President Lincoln from February 5th, 1865. The President would be assassinated a short two months later at...
The "Rainbow Row" of homes on Cliffbourne Pl. NW

If Walls Could Talk: The Yellow House at 2513 Cliffbourne Pl....

This is the second post in a four-part series covering the colorful homes on Cliffbourne Pl. NW, between Calvert St. and Biltmore St. This...
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President Garfield’s Assassin: Charles Guiteau’s Time in Washington

I posed a question to readers on Twitter whether a bit about Garfield's assassin, Charles Guiteau, would be of interest and a couple of...

Film Footage of President McKinley’s Inauguration

Chalk this up to our incredible Library of Congress. A silent film by Thomas Edison, shot on March 4th, 1901 at the Capitol. This...
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Nixon: I Am Not a Crook

I really wanted to start by skewing these posts towards more anonymous D.C. residents, but I keep coming across gold on YouTube like this....

JFK: Ask Not What Your Country Can Do For You (1961...

One of the most powerful and important inaugural addresses of all time, this is something worth watching in its entirety. The whole speech is...
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Teddy Roosevelt Outside the White House [VIDEO]

Mark this down as something you'll never see today. The President is just walking out of the White House grounds ... alone. Let's be...
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President Theodore Roosevelt’s Inaugural Ceremony (1905)

Now this is a great one from the vaults of the Library of Congress. I found this on YouTube (of course). There's no sound,...
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President Franklin Roosevelt’s Fourth Inauguration (1945)

Here is video (partly in color) of FDR being inaugurated for the fourth time. This being the fourth time is impressive enough, but also,...
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1945 Film Footage of President Roosevelt’s Funeral

April 12th, 1945 was a sad day for our nation. Our president, who had led us through the depths of the Depression and was...

100 Years Ago: President and Mrs. Taft Dine at Knox Residence

An interesting society section article in the Washington Post from January 5th, 1912 (I know I'm a day late. I started this last night...
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A Country Mourns With the Kennedy Family

The country was in mourning, having just lost our President a few weeks earlier in Dallas. This is a pretty somber, powerful and moving...