Tag: Richard Nixon

Pres. Nixon w/ Sammy Davis, Jr., new member of Nat'l. Advisory Council on Economic Opportunity

Sammy Davis Jr. and Richard Nixon

Talk about an odd couple. Davis Jr. was in attendance back in 1963 for the March on Washington (we posted a photo earlier). Here, Nixon...
freshman members of Congress 1947

Photo of Boyish Kennedy and Nixon

Whoa, this is cool. If you haven't seen this before, it's a photo from 1947 when both Kennedy and Nixon were member of the...
Richard Nixon's letter of resignation

Nixon’s Resignation Letter

Another great gem we dug up at the National Archives is this image of Richard Nixon's resignation letter, initialed by Henry Kissinger at 11:35...
Richard Nixon at the Washington Senators versus the New York Yankees baseball game on Opening Day. 4/6/69.

Nixon With Kid at Senators vs. Yankees Game

Here is a fun color photograph of President Nixon at the Senators game on Opening Day, back in 1969.

What To Wear To Inaugural Events (in 1969)

Plenty of Washingtonians will spend inaugural weekend re-learning how to tie a bow tie or remembering to stash comfortable shoes for late-night post-Ball hijinks.  What to...

James Brown Said It Loud At Nixon’s Inauguration

James Brown performed "Say It Loud - I'm Black And I'm Proud" at Richard Nixon's 1969 inauguration.  Wait.  What?  Believe it.  The Godfather of Soul chose...
Richard Nixon by Norman Rockwell in 1968

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......
Richard Nixonvideo

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...