Richard M. Nixon
                               

Ollie Atkins was the official White House photographer for Richard M. Nixon from his first election in 1968 until his resignation in 1974. Prior to the Nixon administration, Atkins also had the opportunity to photograph Nixon several times as Vice-President to Dwight Eisenhower. Nixon himself said of Ollie:

"I have known Ollie Atkins for almost twenty-five years. I first saw his photographs in the old Saturday Evening Post when I was a young Congressman, and right away I could see that his eye and his camera lens penetrated the superficial 'news value' of an event, and captured its deeper human dimension. That is why I asked Ollie to head theWhite House photographic office."

To see a blowup of the photograph just click on the image. The three-part number code refers to the folder number in the Atkins Collection.


 
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1. Richard M. Nixon and Spiro T. Agnew celebrate their nomination at the Republican National Convention, June 1968.
2. Nixon gives his trademark "victory" sign while campaigning in Philadelphia, July 1968.
3. Nixon meeting with American soldiers during a short day trip to Vietnam, July 1969.                 
                                      

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4. Nixon in a meeting with French President Charles de Gaulle, which re-opened U.S. relations with France, March 1969.
5. Nixon with Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Phillip, Prince Charles, and Princess Anne during his first visit to Europe as president, February 1969.
6. Nixon and his wife Pat meet Pope Paul VI during a trip to Europe, September 1970.     

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7. Nixon and Pat meet with California Governor Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy, July 1970.
8. Nixon plays a round of golf with Jimmy Stewart, Fred MacMurray, and Bob Hope, January 1970.
9. Nixon goes for a strike in his bowling alley in the Executive Office Building, March 1970.

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10. Nixon welcomes back Apollo 13 astronauts Fred Haise, Jim Lovell, and Jack Swigert in Hawaii, April 1970.
11. Nixon and Duke Ellington during a White House gala performance, April 1969.
12. Nixon and his long-time friend, Bob Hope, in the Oval Office, September 1969.

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13. Nixon, Pat, Patricia McBride and Edward Villella of New York City Ballet, Indira Gandhi, and two unidentified performers at a White House performance, November 1971.
14. Nixon dances and plays the dulcimer while appearing at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, March 1974.
15. Nixon accompanies singer Pearl Bailey at a White House performance, March 1974.

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16. Nixon with Karen and Richard Carpenter at the White House, August 1972.
17. Nixon talks with Sammy Davis, Jr., in the Oval Office, March 1973.
18. Nixon and Johnny Cash conversing in the White House, July 1972.
 

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19. Nixon looks at Mario Andretti's race car, September 1971.
20. Nixon poses with the Washington Redskins football team, November 1971.
21. Nixon with the Soviet gymnastics team, including Olga Korbut (r) and Ludmilla Tourischeva (l), March 1973.

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22. Nixon throws out the first pitch at a baseball game, April 1973.
23. A Nixon family portrait: Nixon, Pat, Tricia Nixon Cox, Edward Cox, David Eisenhower, and Julie Nixon Eisenhower, September 1971.
24. Nixon and Pat in a portrait taken at the White House, September 1970.
 

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25. A portrait of Julie Nixon Eisenhower and her husband David Eisenhower, President Dwight Eisenhower's grandson, July 1969.
26. Nixon's eldest daughter, Tricia, and her husband, Edward Cox, shortly after they married, June 1971.
27. Tricia, David, Julie, Nixon, Pat, and Edward relax at an unidentified location, May 1973.

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28. Nixon with his youngest daughter, Julie, on the family boat, August 1971.
29. Nixon escorting his daughter, Tricia, on her wedding day in the Rose Garden at the White House, June 12, 1971.
30. Nixon's three dogs, Pasha, Vicki, and King Timahoe, posing on the White House Lawn, March 1969.

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31. Nixon and Pat walking the dogs at Camp David, November 1973.
32. Nixon and Pat in a candid portrait at their home in San Clemente, California, January 1971.
33. Nixon plays the piano as Pat sings along, November 1973.

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34. Nixon on the beach at San Clemente with King Timahoe, November 1971.
35. Nixon in thought at Camp David, December 1971.
36. Nixon in one of his favorite formal portraits, with a bust of Abraham Lincoln in the background, September 1970.
 

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37. Nixon strikes a pose in his black leather jacket at Camp David, December 1971.
38. Nixon and Pat emerge from his plane, the "Spirit of '76," while campaigning, 1972.
39. Nixon, surrounded by signs supporting Democratic candidate George McGovern, campaigns in an unidentified location, October 1972.

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40. Nixon speaking during a campaign rally, October 1972.
41. Nixon meets with victims of the devastating Johnstown, Pennsylvania flood, June 1972.
42. Nixon and a construction worker shake hands during a labor rally, January, 1972.

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43. Nixon is sworn in as President for his second term, January 20, 1973.
44. Nixon meets with Chairman Mao Tse-Tung during his historic trip to China, February 1972.
45. Nixon and Chinese Premier Chou En-Lai share a toast, February 1972.
 

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46. Nixon in California with Leonid Brezhnev during his visit to America, June 1973.
47. Nixon and Anwar Sadat wave to spectators in Alexandria, Egypt, June 1974.
48. Nixon hugs his daughter, Julie, after informing her of his decision to resign the presidency, August 7, 1974.
 

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49. Nixon and his daughter, Tricia, take one last turn through the Rose Garden, August 7, 1974.
50. The last meal that Nixon ate in the White House - pineapples, cottage cheese, and milk, August 9, 1974.
51. Nixon gives a "thumbs up" to the Cabinet and White House staff, August 9, 1974.
 

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52. Nixon says goodbye to the White House staff, August 9, 1974.
53. New President Gerald Ford, Betty Ford, Pat and Nixon walk to the helicopter for Nixon's departure, August 9, 1974.
54. Nixon salutes and says goodbye to the White House forever as he enters the helicopter, August 9, 1974.

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55. The Nixon family, Richard, Tricia, Julie,and Pat, September 1962.
56. Vice-President Nixon plants a tree as Pat and Tricia look on, May 1958.
57. Nixon gets some rest between appearances, May 1958.

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58. Nixon gives a speech during his trip to San Francisco, May 1960.
59. During a train ride, Nixon studies his speech notes, 1953.
60. The Vice-President straightens his bow tie before a dinner, 1953.

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61. Nixon in a vintage car with two unidentified men during a parade, 1953.
62. Nixon waves to the crowd from his convertible, 1953.