Sunday, August 9, 2009

NIXON RESIGNS - 35 YEARS AGO

Richard Nixon giving a victory speech, 1968Photograph by Lee Balterman ©Time Inc

It was 35 years ago this weekend that President Richard M. Nixon resigned, ending a bitter and turbulent presidency. It is interesting to re-visit the newspapers of the day, and hear his resignation speech.

As we remember the 40th anniversaries this summer of Apollo 11 and Woodstock, we took a look into the Monroe Gallery archives for a selection of Nixon photographs.


Chinese Premiere Chou En Lai and US President Richard Nixon toast each other, Peking, 1972
John Dominis ©Time Inc.

Photographing protestors at Anti-Nixon rally, Washington, DC, 1968 ©Steve Schapiro


Republican delegation from New Hampshire meet in Shelbourne Hotel's 007 1/2 GoGo Room, where politically attired Go-Go girl dances atop table, 1968 Lynn Pelham ©Time Inc.