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Nixon-1.jpg
This is a black and white photograph of Richard Nixon as he appeared on The Arthur Smith Show in 1954 as Vice-President. He is seen playing the piano with three other band members.

Eisen-Accepts1.jpg
This is an official note the White House sent to A. Grant Whitney informing him and the city of Charlotte that the President would attend Freedom Celebration Day on May 18, 1954.

Eisen-1.jpg
This is a black and white photograph of President Eisenhower arriving at Freedom Park via motorcade. He is waving to the crowd that gathered for the day's festivities on May 18, 1954. He is surrounded by secret servicemen.

EisenBus.jpg
This is a photo of a bus with a banner attached to the front welcoming Ike (President Eisenhower) to Charlotte for Freedom Celebration Day in 1954.

Eisen-Ribbon1.jpg
This is a ribbon worn on May 18, 1954 for Freedom Celebration Day.

EisenSmall5.jpg
This is a photo of the crowd at Freedom Celebration Day in 1954 in Freedom Park. The view is from behind as the crowd faces the main platform where President Eisenhower sat.

EisenSmall3.jpg
This is an image of two women with binoculars watching the main stage during Freedom Celebration Day. One is wearing a homemade patriotic hat fashioned out of newspaper.

EisenSmall4.jpg
This is a photo of several kids and adults sitting on the lawn casually enjoying Freedom Celebration day.

Eisen-Cake1.jpg
This is an image of a large cake baked in honor of the President's visit with the words of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence written with icing. A lady proudly stands next to the cake with a ribbon commemorating the special day.

Eisen-Waving.jpg
This is a photo of President Eisenhower waving to the crowd in Charlotte after taking the main stage in Freedom Park. Behind him are several guests also surrounded by the stars and stripes.
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