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A Duke at the White House - Photo 2

A Duke at the White House - Photo 2

Date of Work
April 29, 1969
Credit
Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum/ NARA

A Duke at the White House - Photo 2

President Richard M. Nixon presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Duke Ellington in the East Room of the White House on April 29, 1969. Here, Nixon and Ellington sit together at the piano in the East Room of the White House. The piano was given to the White House by Steinway in 1938, replacing an earlier piano from 1903. 

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