Thursday, October 14, 2010

Windows to the Past: Nixon Shakes Hands with the Future

Then Vice-President Richard Nixon greeted two celebrated residents of Tomorrowland in this photograph from June 15, 1959.  Nixon's 1959 visit to Disneyland has been widely documented and footage was included in an episode of the Disneyland television program.  This photograph was originally published in the Los Angeles Times and is part of the UCLA Digital Library collection Changing Times: Los Angeles in Photographs 1920-1990.

The photo's caption:

SPACE GREETINGS-A spaceman and spacegirl get a smile and handshake from Vice-President Nixon as he tours the ultra-modern attractions on display.