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Hail to the Chief!

A collection of items related to the Presidents of the United States.

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Artifacts (7)


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Frame Canada
Bifocal Spectacles and Case
Bifocal spectacles worn by President Jimmy Carter.
Bernhard Gillam
Invulnerable
Colored, satirical cartoon published on the cover of Judge Magazine entitled "Invulnerable". Cartoon features President Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) clad in medieval armor, the arrows of his political foes unable to penetrate his "good virtues." President Roosevelt is credited with popularizing
1904
Eversharp Pen Co./Parker Pen Co.
Pen Set used by President Johnson
Pen set used by President Lyndon B. Johnson on August 16, 1968 when signing H.R. 12843, the Bill establishing the National Eye Institute.
1965-1968
Unknown
Spectacles
Reading glasses worn by President Richard M. Nixon (1913-1994). Smoke-grey frames and temple pieces, simple magnifying lenses. Spectacles were retired after a 5 week, around the world trip in 1985 which included stops in China and ten other nations.
1975-1985
Spectacles
Spectacles worn by President Ronald Reagan (1911-2004). Frames are faux tortoiseshell and have squared, elongated lenses. Made in the United States.
1980s
Spectacles and Case
Spectacles worn by President George H. W. Bush. Gold aviator-style frames with grey tinted lenses. Case is brown faux leather marked "Carr & Busch / Washington, D.C." in gold lettering.
1970-1989
Universal
Spectacles and Case
Spectacles worn by President Gerald Ford.

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Archives (2)


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American Academy of Ophthalmology
Letter of Congratulations from President Clinton
American Academy of Ophthalmology
Centennial
Records
Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology
President Ronald Reagan opening the NECP pilot project at a White House ceremony calling the program "volunteerism at its finest."
Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology
EyeCare America
Photographs

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American Academy of Ophthalmology