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The photo above is of the 38th President of the United States, Gerald R. Ford, greeting a troupe of mimes in the White House. Turns out, this group from the Claude Kipnis Mime Theatre was hired for a performance at a state dinner to entertain esteemed guests from Poland. While the circumstances for the picture are not so odd, the image is a reminder that strange stuff happens in the White House almost daily. The Tumblr Our Presidents, run by the National Archives, collects some of the lesser seen moments of Presidential life, including Richard Nixon's last meal in the White House (below), and a speech prepared in case Apollo astronauts were unable to leave the Moon (also below).  

Follow Our Presidents on Tumblr for a feed of more serious moments in history, too.