Presidential Image Gallery

President Carter Boarding Marine One

March 16, 1977
Source: National Archives

President Jimmy Carter carried his own luggage as he boarded Marine One on March 16, 1977.  President and Mrs. Carter were known for their resistance to the pomp and ceremony that had characterized previous presidencies.  Examples of their unpretentious nature abound, including replacing the Presidential limousine with a smaller model, retiring the Presidential yacht, and not commissioning a new china pattern.

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