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  • This photograph is of actors performing the musical "1776" in the East Room of the White House. To celebrate the 238th anniversary of George Washington’s birthday, President and Mrs. Nixon invited 182 guests to a performance of “1776” at the White House on February 22, 1970 by its original Broadway cast. The musical recounted events leading to the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The Marine Chamber Orchestra accompanied the actors portraying the Founding Fathers on a portable stage in the East Room. The stage had been designed in 1966 by Jo Mielziner, who was also the scenic and lighting designer for “1776.”
    Keywords: East Room, entertainment
    Last Modified: 5/23/2017
    File name: 1113365.tif
  • This photograph is of actors performing the musical "1776" in the East Room of the White House. To celebrate the 238th anniversary of George Washington’s birthday, President and Mrs. Nixon invited 182 guests to a performance of “1776” at the White House on February 22, 1970 by its original Broadway cast. The musical recounted events leading to the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The Marine Chamber Orchestra accompanied the actors portraying the Founding Fathers on a portable stage in the East Room. The stage had been designed in 1966 by Jo Mielziner, who was also the scenic and lighting designer for “1776.”
    Keywords: East Room, entertainment
    Last Modified: 5/23/2017
    File name: 1113364.tif
  • This photograph is of actors performing the musical "1776" in the East Room of the White House. To celebrate the 238th anniversary of George Washington’s birthday, President and Mrs. Nixon invited 182 guests to a performance of “1776” at the White House on February 22, 1970 by its original Broadway cast. The musical recounted events leading to the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The Marine Chamber Orchestra accompanied the actors portraying the Founding Fathers on a portable stage in the East Room. The stage had been designed in 1966 by Jo Mielziner, who was also the scenic and lighting designer for “1776.”
    Keywords: East Room, entertainment
    Last Modified: 5/23/2017
    File name: 1113363.tif
  • This photograph is of actors performing the musical "1776" in the East Room of the White House. To celebrate the 238th anniversary of George Washington’s birthday, President and Mrs. Nixon invited 182 guests to a performance of “1776” at the White House on February 22, 1970 by its original Broadway cast. The musical recounted events leading to the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The Marine Chamber Orchestra accompanied the actors portraying the Founding Fathers on a portable stage in the East Room. The stage had been designed in 1966 by Jo Mielziner, who was also the scenic and lighting designer for “1776.”
    Keywords: East Room, entertainment
    Last Modified: 5/23/2017
    File name: 1113362.tif
  • This photograph is of actors performing the musical "1776" in the East Room of the White House. To celebrate the 238th anniversary of George Washington’s birthday, President and Mrs. Nixon invited 182 guests to a performance of “1776” at the White House on February 22, 1970 by its original Broadway cast. The musical recounted events leading to the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The Marine Chamber Orchestra accompanied the actors portraying the Founding Fathers on a portable stage in the East Room. The stage had been designed in 1966 by Jo Mielziner, who was also the scenic and lighting designer for “1776.”
    Keywords: East Room, entertainment
    Last Modified: 5/23/2017
    File name: 1113361.tif
  • This photograph is of First Lady Pat Nixon with two of the actresses from the musical "1776". To celebrate the 238th anniversary of George Washington’s birthday, President and Mrs. Nixon invited 182 guests to a performance of “1776” at the White House on February 22, 1970 by its original Broadway cast. The musical recounted events leading to the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The Marine Chamber Orchestra accompanied the actors portraying the Founding Fathers on a portable stage in the East Room. The stage had been designed in 1966 by Jo Mielziner, who was also the scenic and lighting designer for “1776.”
    Keywords: East Room, entertainment
    Last Modified: 5/23/2017
    File name: 1113360.tif
  • This photograph is of actors performing the musical "1776" in the East Room of the White House. To celebrate the 238th anniversary of George Washington’s birthday, President and Mrs. Nixon invited 182 guests to a performance of “1776” at the White House on February 22, 1970 by its original Broadway cast. The musical recounted events leading to the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The Marine Chamber Orchestra accompanied the actors portraying the Founding Fathers on a portable stage in the East Room. The stage had been designed in 1966 by Jo Mielziner, who was also the scenic and lighting designer for “1776.”
    Keywords: East Room, entertainment
    Last Modified: 5/23/2017
    File name: 1113359.tif
  • In this photograph, President Richard Nixon and First Lady Pat Nixon join actors from "1776" onstage to thank them for their perfomance. To celebrate the 238th anniversary of George Washington’s birthday, President and Mrs. Nixon invited 182 guests to a performance of “1776” at the White House on February 22, 1970 by its original Broadway cast. The musical recounted events leading to the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The Marine Chamber Orchestra accompanied the actors portraying the Founding Fathers on a portable stage in the East Room. The stage had been designed in 1966 by Jo Mielziner, who was also the scenic and lighting designer for “1776.”
    Keywords: East Room, entertainment
    Last Modified: 5/23/2017
    File name: 1113358.tif
  • This photograph is of actors performing the musical "1776" in the East Room of the White House. To celebrate the 238th anniversary of George Washington’s birthday, President and Mrs. Nixon invited 182 guests to a performance of “1776” at the White House on February 22, 1970 by its original Broadway cast. The musical recounted events leading to the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The Marine Chamber Orchestra accompanied the actors portraying the Founding Fathers on a portable stage in the East Room. The stage had been designed in 1966 by Jo Mielziner, who was also the scenic and lighting designer for “1776."
    Keywords: East Room, entertainment
    Last Modified: 5/23/2017
    File name: 1113357.tif
  • In this photograph, President John F. Kennedy speaks to Congress and the nation at a joint session of Congress on May 25, 1961. Kennedy stated in his speech, "I believe that this Nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to Earth." Just eight years later, NASA successfully completed the first manned lunar landing on July 20, 1969.
    Keywords: space
    Last Modified: 5/19/2017
    File name: 1113353.jpg
  • This photograph is of the Apollo 11 astronauts Commander Neil A. Armstrong, Command Module Pilot Michael Collins, and Lunar Module Pilot Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin Jr., inside the Mobile Quarantine Facility aboard the USS Hornet, listening to President Richard M. Nixon on July 24, 1969 as he welcomes them back to Earth and congratulates them on their successful mission.
    Keywords: space
    Last Modified: 5/19/2017
    File name: 1113354.jpg
  • In this photograph, President Dwight D. Eisenhower meets with Dr. T. Keith Glernan, right, the first administrator for NASA, and Dr. Hugh L. Dryden, its first deputy administrator. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration was created on October 1, 1958, to perform civilian research related to space flight and aeronautics.
    Keywords: space
    Last Modified: 5/19/2017
    File name: 1113352.jpg
  • In this photograph, President John F. Kennedy speaks with astronaut John Glenn on the steps of the North Portico. Glenn had recently completed a successful mission to orbit the earth. He would later serve four terms in the United States Senate, representing the state of Ohio.
    Keywords: space
    Last Modified: 5/19/2017
    File name: 1113351.tif
  • In this photograph, President John F. Kennedy presents astronaut Alan B. Shepard, Jr. with NASA's Distinguished Service Medal Award during a ceremony in what is now the Rose Garden, on May 8, 1961. Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, NASA Administrator James E. Webb, and several NASA astronauts can be seen in the background of the photograph.
    Keywords: space
    Last Modified: 5/19/2017
    File name: 1113350.jpg
  • This group photograph of First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy with White House staff was taken at the third birthday party for John F. Kennedy, Jr. on December 6, 1963. Among the staff members are White House butlers Eugene Allen, and John Ficklin, and White House Chef Rene Verdon.
    Keywords: staff
    Last Modified: 5/19/2017
    File name: 1113348.tif
  • This photograph is of President Gerald R. Ford holding the Soviet Soyuz spacecraft model from a model set depicting the 1975 Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, an Earth orbital docking and rendezvous mission involving crewmen from the U.S. and USSR. With him are the cosmonauts and astronauts who participated in the mission.
    Keywords: space, Oval Office 
    Last Modified: 5/19/2017
    File name: 1113355.jpg
  • This photograph is of astronaut John Glenn and his wife, Annie, waving to crowds of onlookers during a parade held in his honor. Just eight days earlier, Glenn successfully completed his mission to orbit Earth, circling around the planet three times. Sitting in front of the couple are Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson and an unidentified woman.
    Keywords: space
    Last Modified: 5/19/2017
    File name: 1113347.tif
  • In this photograph, President Gerald R. Ford watches Apollo-Soyuz Test Project crewmen Thomas P. Stafford, Donald K. Slayton, and Valeriy N. Kubasov on television from his desk in the Oval Office. President Ford talked to the crewmen via radio-telephone while they orbited Earth on July 18, 1975.
    Keywords: space, Oval Office 
    Last Modified: 5/19/2017
    File name: 1113356.jpg
  • This group photograph is of former President Bill Clinton, First Lady Hillary Clinton, and their daughter, Chelsea, posing for a pictures with White House staff members on the steps of the North Portico. The Clintons had returned to the White House for unveiling of their official portraits.
    Keywords: staff
    Last Modified: 5/19/2017
    File name: 1113349.tif
  • This portrait photograph is of White House staff member Jerry Smith holding his signature feather duster. Smith started working at the White House during the Ulysses S. Grant administration in the late 1860s, and served as butler, cook, doorman, and footman until his retirement some 35 years later. Shortly before dying at age 69 in 1904, Smith was visited at his home by President Theodore Roosevelt.
    Keywords: staff
    Last Modified: 5/19/2017
    File name: 1585.tif