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Presidential Vacations: Press Album

  • Kennedy Family at Hyannis Port
    Cecil Stoughton
    First Family
    pets
    children
    This photograph by Cecil Stoughton shows President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, and their children, John Jr. and Caroline, on vacation in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts.
  • President Grant and Friends at His Cottage by the Sea
    G. W. Pach
    portrait
    First Family
    This photograph entitled "President Grant and Friends at his Cottage by the Sea" was taken by G. W. Pach of the Pach Brothers photograph studio. The cottage was located in Long Branch, New Jersey. Grant and his family often spent the summer vacationing at this home on the shore. The individuals in the photograph are identified as: President Ulysses S. Grant, First Lady Julia Dent Grant, and her father Frederick Dent in the front row. In the back row: M.G. Wilkins, Mrs. General Morris, Nebraska Senator Phineas Hitchcock, and Mr. A.P. Merrill.
  • George Bush with Millie and Ranger at Camp David
    Unknown
    Camp David
    pets
    This photograph shows President Bush taking a walk with dogs Millie and Ranger at Camp David.
  • President and First Lady Nixon Walk Dogs at Camp David
    Unknown
    pets
    This photograph of President Richard M. Nixon and First Lady Pat Nixon was taken in 1973 as the couple walks their dogs at Camp David. Seen here are Pasha, a Yorkshire Terrier (left), Vicki, a French Poodle (middle), and King Timahoe, an Irish Setter (right).
  • John F. Kennedy Jr. with Charlie at Camp David.
    Unknown
    children
    pets
    Camp David
    This photograph shows John F. Kennedy, Jr., playing with dog Charlie and another child at Camp David.
  • Roy Rogers Sings at David Eisenhower's Birthday Party
    Abbie Rowe
    First Family
    celebration
    entertainment
    Ground Floor
    In this photograph, taken by Abbie Rowe of the National Parks Service on March 31, 1956, Roy Rogers sings to David Eisenhower and his guests at David's 9th birthday party in the Broadcast Room of the White House. David Eisenhower, the only grandson of President Eisenhower, is the namesake of presidential retreat Camp David. The Broadcast Room was a short-lived addition from the 1948-1952 Truman renovation located on the Ground Floor of the Executive Mansion.
  • Roosevelt and Churchill Fishing at Shangri-La
    Unknown
    Camp David
    World War II
    Head of State
    This black and white photo is of President Franklin D. Roosevelt fishing in a stream, accompanied by British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. The presidential retreat during Roosevelt's administration was known as "Shangri-La" but was renamed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower after his grandson and is still known as "Camp David."
  • President Reagan on Horseback at Rancho Del Cielo
    Pete Souza
    pets
    In this photograph taken on November 17, 1984, President Reagan rides horseback at Rancho Del Cielo in Santa Barbara, California. The ranch served as Reagan's retreat while in office as governor of California and president of the U.S. Features of the ranch include two homes, one of which earned the name of the Western White House, Lucky Lake, and a path dubbed Pennsylvania Avenue by Secret Service staff.
  • President Reagan at Rancho del Cielo
    Pete Souza
    pets
    In this photograph taken on April 21, 1984, President Ronald Reagan spends time at Rancho del Cielo in Santa Barbara California with Peggy the Irish Setter, one of the family pets.
  • President Reagan Feeds Horse
    Pete Souza
    pets
    In this photograph taken on April 4, 1986, President Ronald Reagan feeds a horse at Rancho del Cielo in Santa Barbara, California. The ranch served as Reagan's retreat while in office as governor of California and president of the U.S. Features of the ranch include two homes, one of which earned the name of the "Western White House," Lucky Lake, and a path dubbed Pennsylvania Avenue by Secret Service staff.
  • President Obama Participates in Wreath-Laying Ceremony at Arlington Cemetery
    Pete Souza
    Arlington National Cemetery
    military
    memorial
    This photograph by Pete Souza shows President Barack Obama at Arlington National Cemetery after laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns following a ceremony for National Medal of Honor Day, March 25, 2009.
  • President Wilson at Suresnes
    Unknown
    World War I
    This photograph shows President Woodrow Wilson speaking to a crowd at Suresnes American Cemetery and Memorial just outside of Paris, France. President Wilson visited the cemetery with his wife, First Lady Edith Bolling Galt Wilson, on Decoration Day, now Memorial Day, to remember the soldiers who died during the Great War. This visit happened during the peace treaty talks after World War I ended. Suresnes American Cemetery and Memorial holds the graves of over 1,500 American soldiers spanning both world wars.
  • President Truman and Secret Service Agents
    Paul Begley
    staff
    This photograph by Paul Begley of the Naval Photographic Center shows President Harry Truman with his Secret Service protection detail in plainclothes in Key West, Florida. Advances in communications technology and travel enabled Truman to winter in Key West during his presidency. He spent a total of 175 days over 11 visits to the island. The waterfront house he used was formerly the first officer's quarters on the naval station submarine base.
  • President Truman with Press in Key West
    Unknown
    press
    This photograph shows President Truman with members of the Press in Key West, Florida. Advances in communications technology and travel enabled Truman to winter in Key West during his presidency. He spent a total of 175 days over 11 visits to the island. The waterfront house he used was formerly the first officer's quarters on the naval station submarine base. Left to right: Bill Gerecke, Harry Walsh, Alfonso Muto, Harry Truman, Charles Portz, M.H. Posey, Harvey George, and Jeff Brodhead.
  • FDR Aboard the Nourmahal
    Robert Cross-Sailor
    transportation
    This black and white photograph is a rare image of President Franklin D. Roosevelt seated in his wheelchair. In this image, Roosevelt is sailing aboard the "Nourmahal," a yacht belonging to Vincent Astor. The president's older half-brother James had married a member of the Astor family. Roosevelt took a number of trips on the ship prior to and during his presidency until the ship was acquired by the Coast Guard in 1940, just prior to the United States joining World War II.
  • FDR Sailing Aboard the Amberjack II
    Unknown
    transportation
    This black and white photograph shows President Franklin D. Roosevelt sailing from Marion, MASSACHUSETTS to Campobello Island in New Brunswick aboard the Amberjack II.
  • President Franklin D. Roosevelt speaks at the dedication of the Smoky Mountain National ParkĀ 
    Unknown
    national parks
    This is a photograph of President Franklin D. Roosevelt speaking at the dedication of the Smoky Mountain National Park on September 2, 1940. In his speech Roosevelt conveyed necessity of the national parks by stating "In this Park we shall conserve these trees . . . for the happiness of the American people. The old frontier that put the hard fibre in the American spirit and the long muscles on the American back, lives and will live in these untamed mountains to give to the future generations a sense of the land from which their forefathers hewed their homes." Roosevelt also supported the national parks by supporting the commemorative stamp series during National Park Year in 1934, urging the public to visit, and adding new parks into the system.
  • William Howard Taft Playing Golf in Chevy Chase
    George Grantham Bain
    sports
    In this black and white photograph, President William Howard Taft plays golf in Chevy Chase, Maryland while two unidentified men look on. This photograph taken on June 28, 1909 is stamped with a copyright by George Grantham Bain.
  • President Johnson in the Pool with Dog and Grandson
    Yoichi R. Okamoto
    pets
    In this photograph, taken by Yoichi Okamoto at the LBJ Ranch in Stonewall, Texas on August 27, 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson catches up with work on his sixtieth birthday in the pool with his dog Yuki and grandson Patrick L. Nugent. The President's home is now known as the Texas White House, and is part of the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park.
  • Richard Nixon at San Clemente, California with Dog
    Unknown
    pets
    In this photograph, taken in 1971, President Richard M. Nixon kneels on the beaches of San Clemente, California with his Irish Setter, King Timahoe. San Clemente was home to Nixon's retreat, La Casa Pacifica.