Tag Archives: White House

Facial Hair Friday: Two names and almost two beards

Today’s featured facial hair is a fan find! Thank you to Paul H. for alerting us to this wonderful forked beard. In fact, this beard really looks like there’s enough hair to be two beards. Perhaps Colonel Strother had a beard for each … Continue reading

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Facial Hair Friday: Elvis has NOT left the building

Are these the most famous sideburns in music history? They might be the most famous sideburns in the National Archives. If you are a fan of Elvis, you’ve seen the photograph: Nixon and Elvis shaking hands in the White House. … Continue reading

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Facial Hair Friday: Rising above party politics

Today in 1886, former President Chester A. Arthur died from complications from Bright’s disease. He had not been relected for second term, and he had left office in 1884. He died in New York City, just 56 years old. Although … Continue reading

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Say cheese, Mr. President: White House photographers at the Truman Library

Only 43 men in the history of the United States have held the title of President. That’s a fairly small group , smaller than your average NFL team. But smaller still is the group of professionals who have held the title as … Continue reading

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What’s Cooking Wednesdays: A dozen dont’s of gardening

Feeling the urge to plant a vegetable garden?  During World War I and World War II, citizens were encouraged to plant victory gardens as part of the war effort so that more food could be sent overseas to the troops. Even the White … Continue reading

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Friday Facial Hair: It’s Date Night!

Earlier today, I was searching for images with “bicycles” to create a Facebook album after being inspired by the commuters of DC, who took to the streets on their bikes to celebrate DC Bike to Work Day. I was thrilled … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Avenue Hotline

Today’s guest post comes from David Coleman,  associate professor at the University of Virginia and Chair of the Presidential Recordings Program at the Miller Center of Public Affairs. On April 28, W.W. Norton will publish volumes 7 and 8 in … Continue reading

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An Egg-centric White House Tradition

Today’s an eggs-ellent day in Washington, DC, for young people! It’s the annual White House Easter Egg Roll, where hundreds of children gather to roll eggs and play games on the South Lawn of the President’s House. But the tradition did … Continue reading

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Green Bay Packer, Detroit Lion, or US President?

Today’s post comes from National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications staff writer Rob Crotty. These days, the average NFL player receives about $1.2 million a year, not a bad paycheck for throwing around the old pigskin. After all, that’s … Continue reading

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Soccer fans, do you know who this player is?

Today’s post comes from National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications staff writer Rob Crotty. We’ve all seen the photo of when Nixon met Elvis, but the King wasn’t the only celebrity President Nixon brushed shoulders with. Can you identify … Continue reading

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