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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
Rooster
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, a Dominican Red rooster, escaped during President Nixon's second 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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