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Chickens That Disrupted the Nixon 1973 Inaugural Ball
- Chickens That Disrupted the Nixon 1973 Inaugural Ball
- January 20, 1973
- 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 in:
- Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 285, Box 10, Folder 12
- No restrictions
- Inaugural Balls, Chickens, Inaugurations, Exhibitions, Inauguration Day, Rooster
- 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)
- Historic Images of the Smithsonian
- Event, Photographic print, Exhibit
- Local Number:
- SIA2009-0415 and 73-688-22A
- Physical Description:
- Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Event; Exhibit; Medium: Photographic print
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