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Mrs. Ford Leads Media Press Tour Ahead of State Dinner

In this photograph by Karl Schumacher, First Lady Betty Ford and social secretary Maria Downs lead members of the press on a preview tour ahead of a State Dinner held in honor of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain. The media tour as well as the State Dinner took place on July 7, 1976. The tour included a preview of the temporary tent erected in the Rose Garden for the dinner and the tables and decor set up inside. Queen Elizabeth and her husband, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, visited the United States from July 6 to 11 in celebration of the American Bicentennial. During their six day trip, they visited eight American cities, starting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Karl Schumacher
Date of Work
July 7, 1976
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum/NARA