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Unknown Ike Arrives

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09677.81 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: New York, New York Type: Photograph Date: 13 August 1958 Pagination: 1 photograph ; 25.7 x 30.5 cm.

Summary of Content: One wirephoto taken August 13, 1958. Shows a car pulling up to a portico of a building. The car is surrounded by police motorcyclists. President Eisenhower stands in the back of the car and waves to a crowd nearby. The attached press release states, "Pres. Ike waving from car as the official party arrives at the UN. Pres. Ike addressed the UN General Assembly." The back of the photo is stamped with the date. Similar to GLC09677.82.

People: Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David)., 1890-1969

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: United NationsPresident

Sub Era: The Fifties

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