President Carter Congratulates Pittsburgh Sports Champions
In this photograph, taken on February 22, 1980, President Jimmy Carter hosts a reception in the East Room honoring athletes. The reception was held to recognize two championship teams that both hailed from Pittsburgh. The Pirates were victorious in the 1979 World Series, while the Steelers were champions in the 1980 Super Bowl. Here, the president holds a Pittsburgh Pirates hat and the iconic yellow "terrible towel," used as rally towel by fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers.