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  • Eisenhower and Khrushchev Take Helicopter Tour of Washington, D.C.
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    State Visit
    Head of State
    South Lawn
    South Grounds
    transportation
    This photograph of President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Soviet Premier Nikita Sergeevich Khrushchev was taken on September 15, 1959. In the photograph, President Eisenhower and Khrushchev can be seen disembarking a presidential helicopter on the South Lawn of the White House Grounds following an impromptu aerial tour of Washington, D.C. During the helicopter tour, the two flew over the National Mall, the monuments, and the local suburbs of Washington, D.C. Khrushchev's 12 day visit to the United States included visits to New York City, Hyde Park to pay respects to former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, Los Angeles, San Francisco, corn farms in Iowa, Pittsburgh, Camp David, and Eisenhower’s farm at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
  • President Eisenhower Departs from the Naval War College
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    transportation
    Presidential Visit
    This photograph is of President Dwight D. Eisenhower in a Sikorsky helicopter before departing from the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, on September 7, 1957. The helicopter took him from the Naval War College to Quonset Naval Air Station, where Columbine III was waiting for him. Maj. V. D. Olson of the U.S. Marine Corps piloted the helicopter.
  • The Eisenhowers Enjoy Christmas Dinner
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    State Dining Room
    Christmas
    First Family
    winter holidays
    State Floor
    This photograph is of the Eisenhower family enjoying Christmas dinner in the State Dining Room of the White House in 1960. Seated at the table are President Dwight D. Eisenhower, First Lady Mamie Doud Eisenhower, their son John S. D. Eisenhower, and several grandchildren.
  • The Eisenhowers with Grandaughter, Mary Jean Eisenhower
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    First Family
    This photograph of President Dwight D. Eisenhower and First Lady Mamie Doud Eisenhower was taken at the White House on Christmas Day in 1956. The President and Mrs. Eisenhower are seen holding their youngest grandchild, Mary Jean Eisenhower.
  • President Eisenhower with French President de Gaulle
    Unknown
    transportation
    Head of State
    Presidential Visit
    This photograph of President Dwight D. Eisenhower with President Charles de Gaulle of France was taken on April 24, 1960. President de Gaulle is seen greeting President Eisenhower's Naval Aide, CAPT Evan P. Aurand.
  • President Eisenhower Onboard the USS Des Moines
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    Presidential Visit
    transportation
    This photograph is of President Dwight D. Eisenhower disembarking from a U.S. Marine Corps helicopter that landed on board the USS Des Moines in the harbor of Athens, Greece. Behind President Eisenhower is his Naval Aide, CAPT Evan P. Aurand. Eisenhower was visiting Greece from December 14–15, 1959 as part of an 11-nation goodwill tour.
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower
    Bureau of Engraving and Printing
    portrait
    engraving
    This engraving of President Dwight D. Eisenhower was produced by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. Eisenhower served as the 34th President of the United States from 1953 until 1961. Eisenhower came to the executive office with impressive military credentials: as a five-star Army general in World War II, he oversaw the Allies landing in North Africa in November 1942 and was supreme commander of the Allied troops during the invasion of Normandy.
  • President Eisenhower Feeds a Turkey
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    Thanksgiving
    holidays
    In this photograph, President Dwight D. Eisenhower feeds a cranberry to a turkey he received from the National Turkey Federation. The presentation occurred in the West Garden, which is now the Rose Garden. Presidents and their families have received turkeys for the holidays since the 1870s. The origin of the turkey pardon is said to have started with President Abraham Lincoln in 1863, after he offered a clemency to a turkey purchased for Christmas dinner at his son's request. However, the pardoning of a Thanksgiving turkey became a formalized tradition during the Ronald Reagan administration.
  • Turkey at the White House
    Unknown
    Thanksgiving
    holidays
    In this photograph President Dwight D. Eisenhower inspects the tail feathers of a Thanksgiving turkey that he received from Nebraska. Presidents and their families holiday gifts of the turkeys as far back as the 1870s. However, the origin of the turkey pardon is said to have started with President Abraham Lincoln in 1863, after he offered a clemency to a turkey purchased for Christmas dinner at his son's request. The pardoning of a Thanksgiving turkey became a formalized tradition during the Ronald Reagan administration.
  • President Eisenhower Is Presented With a Turkey
    Unknown
    Thanksgiving
    holidays
    In this photograph President Dwight D. Eisenhower stands in the West Garden, now the Rose Garden, as he receives a turkey from Nebraska. Presidents and their families have received turkeys for the holidays as far back as the 1870s. However, the origin of the turkey pardon is said to have started with President Abraham Lincoln in 1863, after he offered a clemency to a turkey purchased for Christmas dinner at his son's request. The pardoning of a Thanksgiving turkey became a formalized tradition during the Ronald Reagan administration.
  • President Eisenhower with Turkey
    Unknown
    Thanksgiving
    holidays
    In this photograph President Dwight D. Eisenhower holds the neck of a 40-pound Thanksgiving dinner turkey presented to him by the National Turkey Federation. Presidents and their families have received turkeys for the holidays since the 1870s. However, the origin of the turkey pardon is said to have started with President Abraham Lincoln in 1863, after he offered a clemency to a turkey purchased for Christmas dinner at his son's request. However, the pardoning of a Thanksgiving turkey became a formalized tradition during the Ronald Reagan administration.
  • President Eisenhower Departs for Gettysburg
    Warren K. Leffler
    transportation
    This photography by Warren K. Leffler, of "U.S. News and World Report," shows a helicopter carrying President Dwight D. Eisenhower leaving the White House for Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on May 20, 1958. The White House can be seen in the reflection of the helicopter window. President Eisenhower was the first president to use helicopters regularly for presidential transportation.
  • President Eisenhower Meets with NASA Administrators
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    space
    In this photograph, President Dwight D. Eisenhower presents commissions of office to Dr. T. Keith Glennan (right) as the first administrator for NASA and Dr. Hugh L. Dryden (left) as its first deputy administrator, during a White House ceremony on August 19, 1958. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration was created on October 1, 1958, to perform civilian research related to space flight and aeronautics.
  • President Truman Decorates General Eisenhower
    Abbie Rowe
    military
    ceremony
    This photograph by Abbie Rowe of the National Park Service shows President Harry Truman decorating General Dwight Eisenhower, Supreme Allied Commander in Europe and future president, with the Distinguished Service Medal. Gen. Eisenhower's wife and future first lady, Mamie Eisenhower, stands at the left.
  • Gen. Eisenhower and Eleanor Roosevelt Visit the Grave of FDR
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    portrait
    This black and white photograph is of General Dwight D. Eisenhower and former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt in Hyde Park, New York. The military leader and future president had come to the Roosevelt home to pay his respects to the grave of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who died three months earlier.
  • President and Mrs. Eisenhower Greet Soldiers
    Unknown
    event
    White House Guests
    military
    This photograph shows President Dwight Eisenhower and First Lady Mamie Eisenhower greeting guests at a garden party held in honor of wounded soldiers.
  • Eisenhower and Press Secretary Hagerty
    Department of State
    staff
    This black and white photograph shows President Dwight D. Eisenhower and his press secretary James C. Hagerty walking out of the White House together.
  • President Eisenhower Grilling on the Solarium
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    Solarium
    Third Floor
    This photograph shows President Dwight D. Eisenhower grilling outside the rooftop Solarium of the White House. The Solarium is located on the Third Floor of the Executive Mansion.
  • President and Mrs. Eisenhower with King and Queen of Denmark
    Robert L. Knudsen
    Blue Room
    State Floor
    Head of State
    State Visit
    This photograph by Robert Knudsen shows President Dwight D. Eisenhower and First Lady Mamie Eisenhower in the Blue Room with Frederik IX, King of Denmark, and his wife, Queen Ingrid, with representatives of different military branches flanking them on either side.
  • Eisenhower Christmas Photograph
    Department of State
    Christmas
    First Family
    North Portico
    In this photograph, the Eisenhower family stand under the North Portico around Christmastime. President Dwight D. Eisenhower and First Lady Mamie Eisenhower stand with their son, daughter-in-law, and 4 grandchildren holding presents. From left to right the adults are: President Eisenhower, Maj. John Eisenhower, Barbara Thompson Eisenhower, and Mrs. Eisenhower. The children are the President and First Lady's grandchildren, from left to right: Barbara Anne, age 9, Mary Jean, age 3, David, age 10, and Susan, almost 8 years old.
  • President Eisenhower, Jackie Robinson, and Joe E. Brown
    Abbie Rowe
    entertainment
    White House Guests
    event
    Oval Office
    This photograph, taken by Abbie Rowe of the National Park Service in 1957, shows President Dwight D. Eisenhower talking with Jackie Robinson and Joe E. Brown in the Oval Office. Jackie Robinson of the Brooklyn Dodgers was the first African-American player in Major League Baseball. Joe E. Brown, a former professional baseball player, is more widely known as a comedic entertainer during the 1930's and 1940's.
  • Eisenhowers Greet England's Queen Mother
    Department of State
    White House Guests
    North Portico
    In this photograph, taken by the Department of State on November 4, 1954, President Dwight Eisenhower stands next to First Lady Mamie Eisenhower and Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother of Great Britain under the North Portico. The Queen Mother, mother of Queen Elizabeth II, was hosted at an official White House dinner and also dined informally with the first family.
  • President Eisenhower Golfs
    United States Marine Corps
    sports
    This photograph, taken on July 24, 1953 by the U.S. Marine Corps, of President Dwight Eisenhower was taken at Quantico, Virginia. Eisenhower is shown wearing golf attire and holding a club. President Eisenhower was at Quantico for a conference of top defense officials and later found time for a round of golf.
  • Eisenhower at Press Conference
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    press
    This black and white photograph shows President Dwight D. Eisenhower listening to a reporter's question during a press conference.
  • Eisenhower with Joe DiMaggio and Rocky Marciano
    Abbie Rowe
    White House Guests
    This black and white photograph by Abbie Rowe shows heavyweight boxing champion Rocky Marciano showing off a fist to President Dwight Eisenhower. Retired baseball star Joe DiMaggio stands on the president's other side. The two men were guests at a White House luncheon to honor sports stars.