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  • Arrival Ceremony for President Pompidou of France
    Joseph J. Scherschel
    military
    State Visit
    South Lawn
    Head of State
    This photograph by Joseph J. Scherschel shows part of the arrival ceremony for President Georges Pompidou of France on February 24, 1970, whose visit occurred during the Richard M. Nixon administration. The two presidents can be seen on stage on the South Lawn of the White House Grounds. Pompidou's trip to the United States started on February 23, 1970 and ended on March 3, 1970. Prominent in the photograph are members of the military ceremonial guard who are present at arrival ceremonies.
  • Eisenhower and Khrushchev Take Helicopter Tour of Washington, D.C.
    Unknown
    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.
  • Dinner in Honor of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor
    Joseph J. Scherschel
    event
    White House Guests
    State Floor
    Entrance Hall
    entertainment
    music
    In this photograph, guests dance and mingle in the Entrance Hall following a dinner held in honor of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor on April 4, 1970. President Richard M. Nixon and First Lady Pat Nixon hosted the formal dinner in the State Dining Room, that included after-dinner entertainment in the East Room by singer and pianist Bobby Short and singing troupe the Young Saints. In this photograph, Julie Nixon Eisenhower can be seen near the North Door, speaking with her parents' dinner guests.
  • Dinner in Honor of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor
    Joseph J. Scherschel
    event
    White House Guests
    State Floor
    Entrance Hall
    press
    In this photograph, taken by Joseph J. Scherschel of National Geographic on April 4, 1970, members of the press, including Helen Thomas at right, gather around a Steinway piano in the Entrance Hall during a dinner hosted by President Richard M. Nixon and First Lady Pat Nixon in honor of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. The grand piano was gifted to President Franklin D. Roosevelt at a ceremony on December 10, 1938 on behalf of the Steinway family. The 300,000th Steinway piano, it was built to replace another Steinway which had been given to the White House in 1903. Visible on the wall behind the guests is the official portrait of President Grover Cleveland, who served two non-consecutive terms as president from from 1885-1889, then from 1893-1897. The oil on canvas portrait was painted by Eastman Johnson in 1891.
  • Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps Perform for Queen Elizabeth II
    Joseph H. Bailey
    music
    military
    State Visit
    South Lawn
    South Grounds
    Head of State
    Arrival Ceremony
    This photograph of President George H. W. Bush and Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain watching the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps perform on the South Lawn was taken by Joseph H. Bailey on May 14, 1991 during an Arrival Ceremony held in The Queen's honor. On the right side of the reviewing stand are Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and First Lady Barbara Bush. The Bushes also honored her visit with a State Dinner in the evening. Queen Elizabeth's visit was the start of a 13 day tour of the United States.
  • Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps Perform for Queen Elizabeth II
    Joseph H. Bailey
    music
    military
    State Visit
    South Lawn
    South Grounds
    Head of State
    Arrival Ceremony
    This photograph of President George H. W. Bush and Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain watching the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps perform on the South Lawn was taken by Joseph H. Bailey on May 14, 1991 during an Arrival Ceremony held in The Queen's honor. On the right side of the reviewing stand are Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and First Lady Barbara Bush. The Bushes also honored her visit with a State Dinner in the evening. Queen Elizabeth's visit was the start of a 13 day tour of the United States.