Our Presidents

Aug 09

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Aug 08

Bourbon and Branch for Harry
Harry and Bess Truman did enjoy their cocktails – they both liked old fashioneds, and Mr. Truman enjoyed a “bourbon and branch water.” 
This is a receipt for a local liquor store for two cases of bourbon and two cases of gin that Mr. Truman had delivered to his office at the Truman Library. Upon Mr. Truman’s death, Library staff removed several liquor bottles from one of the safes in Mr. Truman’s office.
Happy Friday and cheers!
-from the Truman Library

Bourbon and Branch for Harry

Harry and Bess Truman did enjoy their cocktails they both liked old fashioneds, and Mr. Truman enjoyed a “bourbon and branch water.”

This is a receipt for a local liquor store for two cases of bourbon and two cases of gin that Mr. Truman had delivered to his office at the Truman Library. Upon Mr. Truman’s death, Library staff removed several liquor bottles from one of the safes in Mr. Truman’s office.

Happy Friday and cheers!

-from the Truman Library

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fordlibrarymuseum:

On the morning of August 8, 1974, Gerald R. Ford went to Blair House, across the street from his office in the Executive Office Building. As one his final actions as Vice President he presented Congressional Medals of Honor to the families of seven servicemen who had died in Vietnam. “These ceremonies were usually very emotional—and hard for me to perform—and this one was no exception,” he recalled in his memoirs.
Shortly afterwards he received a call to meet with President Richard Nixon at the White House. The President informed him that he had decided to resign, effective at noon the following day. The two then discussed the details of the transition, domestic and foreign affairs, and possible candidates to be Ford’s Vice President.

fordlibrarymuseum:

On the morning of August 8, 1974, Gerald R. Ford went to Blair House, across the street from his office in the Executive Office Building. As one his final actions as Vice President he presented Congressional Medals of Honor to the families of seven servicemen who had died in Vietnam. “These ceremonies were usually very emotional—and hard for me to perform—and this one was no exception,” he recalled in his memoirs.

Shortly afterwards he received a call to meet with President Richard Nixon at the White House. The President informed him that he had decided to resign, effective at noon the following day. The two then discussed the details of the transition, domestic and foreign affairs, and possible candidates to be Ford’s Vice President.

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Aug 07

preservearchives:

Why did George Washington draw this little hand?From medieval times to the present, the symbol above has been used to direct attention to important passages of text. This mark is called a manicule (from the Latin root ‘manus’, meaining ‘hand’). This manicule was drawn by George Washington while he was annotating the first draft of the US Constitution on August 6, 1787. National Archives Identifier: 1501555

preservearchives:

Why did George Washington draw this little hand?

From medieval times to the present, the symbol above has been used to direct attention to important passages of text. This mark is called a manicule (from the Latin root ‘manus’, meaining ‘hand’). This manicule was drawn by George Washington while he was annotating the first draft of the US Constitution on August 6, 1787. National Archives Identifier: 1501555

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