The American President

photo gallery

At ease

Seated at the steering wheel of his own automobile at Warm Springs, Ga., President Franklin D. Roosevelt parried questions at an outdoor press conference on April 4, 1939. He was chatting with reporters.

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President Jimmy Carter tucks his thumbs into his jeans and laughs as he prepares to head down the Salmon River in Idaho for a three-day rubber raft float, August 1978.

AP Photo / Jim Wilson

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama react as their daughter Sasha gets a hole-in-one on the first hole as they play mini-golf at Pirate’s Island Golf in Panama City Beach, Fla., Aug. 14, 2010.

AP Photo / Susan Walsh

Vice President Harry S. Truman plays the piano as new movie star Lauren Bacall lies on top of it during her appearance at the National Press Club canteen in Washington, Feb. 10, 1945. Truman became president two months later with the death of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

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The news media interviews President Clinton as he rides the Arabian horse named Phire Power at the Intermountain Equestrian Center in Billings, Mont., June 1, 1995.

AP Photo / Greg Gibson

President Warren G. Harding addresses the ball during a golf game in the White Mountains in New Hampshire in 1921.

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Waves splash President-elect George Bush as he casts a line while surf-fishing in Gulf Stream, Fla., Nov. 12, 1988, shortly after winning the 1988 presidential election.

AP Photo / Kathy Willens

With a guide at the oars, former President Herbert Hoover displays a trout he caught while fishing in New England, May 29, 1939.

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