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Image description: The Presidential Libraries shared this story:
Lyndon B. Johnson had “give-away” items in the Oval Office like this electric toothbrush set stamped with the Presidential seal.
Rumor has it, Doris Kearns Goodwin amassed several during her tenure as a White House intern, and finally asked LBJ, “Why toothbrushes?”
LBJ said, “I want people to think of me right away when they wake up and right before they go to bed.”
Image description: This inauguration ceremony for Franklin D. Roosevelt was held on March 4, 1933. It was the last ceremony to be held in March. All subsequent inaugurals have been held in January.
Photo from the Architect of the Capitol
“In Event of Moon Disaster”, July 18, 1969.
White House speechwriter, William Safire, was asked to write a speech that President Nixon would make in case the Apollo 11 astronauts were stranded on the Moon.
It was never delivered, and this speech was quietly tucked away into Nixon’s records.
Source: Nixon Library
Image description: President Bill Clinton playing the saxophone at the 14th Anniversary of the Newport Jazz Festival in June, 1993.
Photo from the National Archives.