Monday, December 31, 2012

Richard Nixon with Willie Mays


Richard Nixon with Willie Mays

Candlestick Park, San Francisco
Opening Day April 12, 1960

Candlestick park was the first modern baseball stadium ever built, and it was the first to be made entirely out of reinforced concrete. Vice President Nixon would soon be running against JFK for the presidency, and on April of 1960, and he threw out the first baseball on opening day of Candlestick Park on April 12, 1960. Nixon is pictured below with SF Giant legend, Willie Mays.


Note: Despite the fact the San Francisco Giants moved to San Francisco in 1958, they played their baseball games at the San Francisco Seals Stadium, until Candlestick was completed in 1960.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

President Obama Elected Time Magazine 2012 Person Of The Year



President Obama Elected 
Time Magazine 2012 Person Of The Year

In the photo below, taken by White House photographer, Pete Souza, we see President Obama pretending to get caught-up in Spider-Man's web as he greets the son of a White House staffer in the Outer Oval office on October 26, 2012.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Sunday, May 27, 2012

George Bush Yale Baseball Team Photo 1st Base


George Bush
Yale Baseball Team Photo 1st Base

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Barack Obama and Mother


Barack Obama and Mother

This photo shows a 6 year old Barack Obama with his mother on Halloween. Amazing!!!!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Presidential Watch Sunday An Unprecedented Look At The Presidency



Back on May 31st of 2009, I published this post on Jake's Rolex World, and I just wandered into it and thought it would make sense to share in on Jake's Presidential World.




Presidential Watch Sunday
An Unprecedented Look At The Presidency

"Elegance knows no pain." –Morley Safer

Welcome to the third installment of Presidential Watch Sunday. I would like to thank the White House and Pete Souza (The Official White House Photographer) for giving us unprecedented access to photos of the United States Presidency.

This first shot was taken on March 25, 2009 during the Domestic Policy Council Meeting in the Oval Office. President Obama is a huge sportsman in terms of spectating with professional teams as well as participating himself.

Tip: Click on images to see much more detail:


This next photo of President Obama shows off Pete Souza's great artistic talent as he takes the photo of the President's reflection in the window with the beautiful winter background.



This next shot taken on January 27, 2009 of President Obama with his Legislative Affairs Director, Phil Shiliro as they leave to go to the U.S. Capitol to meet with Republican members of Congress.


President Obama runs with his new family dog, Bo down the East Colonnade on the dog's initial visit to the White House on March 15, 2009.

President Obama is seen below on April 8, 2009 as he walks down the stairs of Air Force One upon his arrival to Andrews Air Force Base upon returning from Baghdad, Iraq.


This next shot is fascinating. President Obama is seen practicing his golf swing at an outdoor hold prior to attending an event at the Miguel Contreras Learning Center, located in Los Angeles, California on March 19, 2009.


The following video of President Obama is really interesting and it shows President Obama going out to get some burgers in Washington D.C. with Brian Williams who was interviewing him that day, and you see Brain Williams of NBC appear briefly, and Brian is wearing a Rolex Daytona.

I think one of the appealing characteristics of President Obama is that he even though he is the President, he seems extremely down to earth and unpretentious.

Monday, April 16, 2012

JFK Wearing A Fedora


JFK Wearing A Fedora 

Many people point out that JFK was the fist American President who did not wear a hat or Fedora, but there are some great shots of him wearing a Fedora, like this one taken at Camp David, which was taken on April 22, 1961.

Friday, March 30, 2012


Richard Nixon 
Takes the U.S. Off The Gold Standard


Saturday, March 17, 2012

President John F. Kennedy JFK & Jackie Photo Booth


President John F. Kennedy
Jack & Jackie Photo Booth Pictures


The photo booth photo above was taken on a different occasion as the two below. You can tell because of Jackie's jewelry and Jack's necktie.


Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Monday, March 5, 2012

President Dwight D. Eisenhower Official Presidential Portrait


President Dwight D. Eisenhower
Official Presidential Portrait

Thursday, March 1, 2012

President Obama Discusses Sports Center


President Obama Discusses Sports Center
with Bill Simmons on The B.S. Report

It's so bizarre, yet fascinating to hear the President Of The United States talking in great detail about the current state of American Basketball, and how he watches Sports Center every day. He also mentioned he has League Pass on his iPad.

Friday, February 24, 2012

President Harry Truman with President Lyndon Johnson


President Harry Truman with President Lyndon Johnson

President Johnson was once asked what the difference was between being the the Vice President and the President, to which he responded:

 "The difference between being the Vice President and The President of the United States is the difference between chicken shit and chicken salad."

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

President Obama Singing


President Obama Singing

President Obama surprised everybody when he sang a line from "So In Love With You" by Al Green, to Al Green, as seen in the video below.


Several weeks later, at the White House, in the East Room the Obama's had a presidential blues concert performance. At the end of the concert, Buddy Guy, Mick Jagger & B.B. King got President Obama to sing along to "Sweet Home Chicago" as seen in the video below.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

President George Washington...Portrait by Gilbert Stuart Williamstown


President George Washington
Portrait by Gilbert Stuart Williamstown


Monday, February 13, 2012

Saturday, February 11, 2012

President Eisenhower and President Reagan


President Eisenhower and President Reagan

President Abraham Lincoln...


President Abraham Lincoln

This rare photo of Abraham Lincoln was taken in 1863 by Alexander Gardner was used by the French sculptor, Daniel Chester as reference for the Lincoln Memorial.

President Barack Obama Relaxing in The Oval Office


President Barack Obama
Relaxing in The Oval Office

I love this image because of the fascinating historical juxtaposition between President Obama and Abraham Lincoln's bust pictured behind him.

President Ronald Reagan Speaking In Minneapolis in 1982


President Ronald Reagan
Speaking In Minneapolis in 1982

Reagan and RFK 1967


Ronald Reagan and Robert Kennedy
1967 Debate

President Kennedy Meeting with Service Academy Cadets


President Kennedy
Meeting with Service Academy Cadets
January 29, 1961 at The White House

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