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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 is granting Sammy Davis, Jr. membership to the National...
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 House of Representatives. Kennedy looks like he’s 18 and Nixon...
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 a.m. on August 9th, 1974.
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 wear?  It’s always a question — for those shelling out...

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 that particular song to celebrate the Republican president’s transition to...
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… few are immune to inaugural excitement. But one local business...
Richard Nixon

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. I promise to return to more posts on hidden and...

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

One of the most powerful and important inaugural addresses of all time, this is something worth watching in its entirety. The whole speech is below if you’d like to read it. This is a...