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Chickens That Disrupted the Nixon 1973 Inaugural Ball

Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Nixon, Richard M (Richard Milhous) 1913-
Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-
Agnew, Spiro Theodore
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)
National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)
United States President (1969-1974 : Nixon)
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Event; Exhibit; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Event
Photographic print
Exhibit
Date:
January 20, 1973
Topic:
Inaugural Balls
Chickens
Inaugurations
Exhibitions
Inauguration Day
Standard number:
SIA2009-0415 and 73-688-22A
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary:
Chickens exhibited as part of an exhibit on American farm life at the National Museum of History and Technology, now the National Museum of American History. One of these chickens escaped during President Nixon's Inaugural Ball at the museum on January 20, 1973. Eighth Secretary S. Dillon Ripley captured the escaped chicken while it was bothering a female guest
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 285, Box 10, Folder 12
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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