President Dwight Eisenhower and Margaret Chase Smith, Skowhegan, 1955

Contributed by Margaret Chase Smith Library


President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Senator Margaret Chase Smith in a food serving line at Senator Smith's home in Skowhegan. Governor and Jane Muskie are behind them.

The President vacationed in Maine and later came to give a speech at the Skowhegan Fair Grounds. Senator Smith set up a lobster and clambake area on the west side of her lawn for the Press Corps following the President's speech. President Eisenhower enjoyed a steak barbecue on the Senator's back lawn. The President seasoned and cooked his own steak, and later reports indicate he overlooked strict doctors orders and ate lobster too.

View/Add Comments

About This Item

  • Title: President Dwight Eisenhower and Margaret Chase Smith, Skowhegan, 1955
  • Creator: Margaret Chase Smith Library
  • Creation Date: 1955-06-27
  • Subject Date: 1955-06-27
  • Town: Skowhegan
  • County: Somerset
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 25.5 cm x 20.5 cm
  • Local Code: 1812-Eisenhower Visit pg 29
  • Object Type: Image

Cross Reference Searches

Standardized Subject Headings


Other Keywords

For more information about this item, contact:

Margaret Chase Smith Library
56 Norridgewock Avenue, Skowhegan, ME 04976
(207) 474-7133

This Item is protected by copyright and/or related rights. No Permission is required to use the low-resolution watermarked image for educational use, or as allowed by the applicable copyright. For all other uses, permission is required.

Please post your comment below to share with others. If you'd like to privately share a comment or correction with MMN staff, please use this form.