Our Times Photo Gallery

A photo gallery of historic images through contemporary times.

I am pictured here with Carole Brookins, the indispensable leader of The First Alliance Foundation, who did so much to make the 75th anniversary of D-Day not just a lasting memory, but one that deepened the relationships and ties between the US and French militaries. We are laying wreaths at the Eisenhower Statue in Bayeux,  not far from the Normandy coastline. 
A photo by Susan Eisenhower of the Normandy beaches taken from a Black Hawk helicopter on June 6, 2019.
In this photograph, featured in Breaking Free: A Memoir of Love and Revolution, from left, Susan Eisenhower, Dr. Roald Sagdeev and Dr. Andrei Sakharov. For several years, before Sakharov’s death in late 1989, these three colleagues and friends served on the Board of the International Foundation, the first western-styled foundation in Soviet and new Russian history. The chairman was Jerome Wiesner, (not pictured here), former Advisor to President John F. Kennedy and former President of MIT. Other American board members included former Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara and Father Theodore Hesburgh, former president of Notre Dame.  
US President Dwight D. Eisenhower (1953-1961) and Brazilian President Juscelino Kubitschek (1956-1961) are greeted with a ticker-tape parade as they drive through Avenida Rio Branco in Rio de Janeiro on February 24, 1960.
President Eisenhower receives the keys to Brasilia.
Photo of President Eisenhower taken with President Juscelino Kubitschek and First Lady Sarah Kubitschek.
Commemorative plaque honoring President Eisenhower’s visit to Brasilia and the laying of the foundation for the new US Embassy while the new capital city of Brazil was still under construction.
Presidents Eisenhower and Kubitschek waving to on-lookers from the red carpet rolled out from the airplane on their arrival.

In the thick of the rainforest.
Tom Lovejoy’s guests at Camp 41. To get there you had to drive for hours from Manaus, then take a right and drive more than two hours down an untreated trail—what I called “the longest and most remote driveway in the world.”  Susan is in the pink shirt and Tom Lovejoy is standing next to her with binoculars around his neck.
Susan and her birthday cake. Camp 41, somewhere hours and hours from Manaus, Brazil, in the Amazon rainforest. Also pictured: Adele Simmons, former President of the MacArthur Foundation, and Tom Lovejoy’s guests.

(From left) Elizabeth Dole, former Senator from North Carolina (2003-2009), Secretary of Labor (1989-1990), Secretary of Transportation (1983-1987) and wife of Senator Bob Dole; Senator Bob Dole; and Susan Eisenhower. Photo taken in Normandy, France, 2009.
Susan Eisenhower with Secretary George Shultz at MIT’s Energy Initiative Board meeting. October 2019
Susan Eisenhower and Senator Bob Dole in Normandy, France, 2009.
Susan Eisenhower with Senators Dole and Warner. World War II Foundation event 2019.
Mamie as a teenager.
State Dinner at the White House on Queen Elizabeth II’s first visit to the United States. October 17, 1958. She stayed overnight on the second floor of the mansion in the presidential private apartments.
Mamie and Ike on their wedding day, July 1, 1916.
Mamie on her 80th birthday.
Ike and Mamie after World War II.

Photo taken by Susan Eisenhower on a walk along the beach in Maine during the wintertime.
Portland Head Light, Fort Williams Park, Maine.
Photo taken by Susan Eisenhower on a walk along the beach in Maine during the wintertime.

Former Prime Minister Harold Wilson and Susan Eisenhower take a close look at Dwight Eisenhower’s painting of another British prime minister, Winston Churchill.
NTI’s board meeting in 2002. From Left, Charles Curtis, Rolf Ekeus, Susan Eisenhower, Senator Pete Domenici, Senator Richard Lugar, Ted Turner, Senator Sam Nunn, General Eugene Habiger, Jessica Mathews, Secretary of Defense William Perry, and Andrei Kokoshin
Ike and Mamie Eisenhower with their first son Doud (“Icky”) Dwight Eisenhower.
The Eisenhower Memorial, Washington, DC
Doud (“Icky”) Dwight Eisenhower at the age of three, shortly before his death in 1921.