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The American Presidency

A Glorious Burden: "As to the presidency, the two happiest days of my life were those of my entrance upon the office and my surrender of it." President Martin Van Buren


The American Presidency

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President Harry S. Truman in a Hawaiian shirt in Key West

The Hawaiian Shirt Through the Decades

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Barbara Bush and Friends

US First Lady Barbara Bush e Millie dog | Tutto Zampe 39239

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Only about 130 photos of Lincoln are known to exist, so excitement peaked when this March 5,1865 photo was discovered in Gen. Ulysses S. Grant’s family-owned album showing President Lincoln in front of the White House - especially when it could be one of the last photos taken of him before he was assassinated just one month later. The seal of photographer, Henry F. Warren appears on the back of the photograph, along with an inscription: “Lincoln in front of the White House.”

Two Notable Lincoln Artifacts Revealed

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He lived in the day when the public could walk up and speak with the President and Theodore loved to talk to the people.

Theodore Roosevelt at home

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First Ladies Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon, Rosalynn Carter, Betty Ford (front row, left to right), Nancy Reagan, and Barbara Bush (standing, left to right) at the dedication of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in November 1991.

On March 6, 1933 Eleanor Roosevelt held her first press conference, allowing only female reporters to attend.

A. Lincoln campaign ribbon, 1860

JFK sigining “Why England Slept” for Spencer Tracy in 1940. This is a great photo!

"Do what you feel in your heart to be right- for you'll be criticized anyway. You'll be damned if you do, and damned if you don't." Eleanor Roosevelt

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Harriet Lane acted as hostess for the only president who never married. James Buchanan, the 15th president. He was her uncle and guardian after she was orphaned at the age of eleven. She filled the White House with happiness and flowers, and guided its social life. She was popular & generous serving her country. This generousity benefitted John Hopkins and the Smithsonian. (White House History file)

White House History | First Ladies: HARRIET LANE

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James A. Garfield, 20th President of the U.S., in a hat.

The Presidents of the United States of America

Richard Nixon's 1972 presidential campaign song and commercial, "Nixon Now." Nothing like a good jingle to spruce up a campaign!

Jackie Kennedy and Cayetana Duchess of Alba in Sevilla 1966

George and Laura Bush

Jacqueline Bouvier's wedding dress. The wedding dress was designed and made by African-American dressmaker Ann Lowe.

2004: Nancy Reagan's Final Good-Bye At Her Husband's Casket At The End Of His Funeral Before It Was Lowered.

Jackie reads the newspaper headline of her husband's nomination. She did not attend the convention, because she was pregnant. She had attended the 1956 convention, when JFK was considered for Vice-President. She was pregnant then, and lost the baby.

Calvin Coolidge was a man of few words. In a story recounted by First Lady Grace Coolidge, a young woman once sat next to the President at a dinner party. She told him that she made a bet she could get him to have a conversation of three words or more. According to the First Lady, Coolidge, without even looking at the young woman, quietly responded, “You lose.”

Queen Elizabeth II sent a letter to President Eisenhower in 1960, included was the recipe for drop scones that she promised to send. [Follow the link to read the letter and see the recipe]

On Jan. 24th, 1960 Queen Elizabeth wrote a letter to President Eisenhower including the recipe for her "Drop Scones" he liked so much when he and the First Lady visited. [Follow the link to read the letter]

President Eisenhower with Queen Elizabeth II at the dedication and formal opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway, June 26, 1959.

George and Barbara Bush campaign in Amarillo in 1963.

Slideshow: Presidents in Amarillo

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Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Harry S. Truman were the only U.S. Presidents to also be Postmasters. However, there is a difference between Lincoln and Truman’s appointments as Postmasters – only Lincoln actually preformed the duties himself, whereas Truman held the title but assigned the position to someone else.

President Grant with his wife, Julia, and son, Jesse, in 1872.

Ulysses S. Grant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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