In this photo taken outdoors in winter, Roma Spencer (later Mrs. Rochester C. Colgan II, a relative of President Truman) and Frances Hill (mother of donor, Nancy Ehrlich) are both dressed in fur-trimmed coats. In the latter half of the decade, coats featured both real and fake fur collars. For the upper classes, popular fur trim included mink, possum, raccoon, seal, fox, sable, and beaver while those who could not afford the real thing opted for synthetic Siberian fur cloth. Any guesses to which type they are wearing? Image: Roma Spencer and Frances Hill, ca. 1927. Courtesy of Harry S. Truman Library. National Archives ID: 6233739
"Go through the fire just a little bit longer. You are strong." Julie Nixon Eisenhower to her father, August 6, 1974.
Forty years ago this week, Richard Nixon resigned from the Presidency. The Nixon Library is releasing unedited footage of the 37th President chronicling his final days in the White House, recorded in 1983.
Nixon discusses telling his family of his painful decision to resign, and their strong opposition to him leaving office before his term ended.
Julie Nixon Eisenhower, the Nixons’ younger daughter, frequently wrote notes to her father while in the White House.
"Whatever you do, I will support. I am very proud of you," Julie Nixon Eisenhower wrote to her father on August 6, 1974. "Go through the fire just a little bit longer. You are strong."
"Like her mother, she was a fighter. If anything would have changed my mind, believe me, that would have done it," Nixon says. "But it was too late."
Images from President Nixon’s meeting with his family to announce his decision to resign. 8/7/74.
-From the Nixon Library
Take Your Dog to Work Day - Liberty in the White House
The Ford family acquired Liberty, a Golden Retriever, as a puppy in the fall of 1974. She grew up in the White House and even gave birth to her first litter of puppies there.
President Ford and his dog Liberty in the Oval Office. 11/7/74.
Liberty on the South Lawn of the White House, 11/8/74.
Susan Ford, First Lady Betty Ford, and President Gerald R. Ford with their Dog Liberty and her Puppies, 9/16/75.
-from the Ford Library
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Photo: The Clinton family standing in the front of a Chihuly glass tree at the White House Millennium Dinner. December 31, 1999.
Bill and Hillary Clinton’s Roasted Rack of Lamb with a Pumpkin Thyme Crust
2 Frenched racks of lamb
1 cup pumpkin purée
2 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
1 cup bread crumbs from good bread
3 teaspoon olive oil
Remove excess fat from lamb. Salt and pepper the meat and sear on all sides in a saucepan with a little vegetable oil. Place in a 375° oven for about 20 minutes depending on the size of the rack. Cook three-quarters of the way from your desired doneness. Let the rack sit on your counter and rest 20-30 minutes. When slightly chilled, spread pumpkin puree on the back and top of the lamb. Mix bread crumbs with salt, pepper, thyme and olive oil. Roll the rack of lamb in the bread crumbs. Put back in the oven to brown and finish. When done, cut chops and serve.
This recipe was shared by the Clinton Presidential Library and can be found in the National Archives cookbook “Eating with Uncle Sam.”
Photo: Clinton family pets, Socks the cat, and Buddy the dog, in the Oval Office. 12/08/99.