An aerial view of the flowers left outside Buckingham palace after the death of Princess Diana, 1997.
His policy achievements were vast, from domestic affairs — where he was the last president to sign a truly bipartisan “grand bargain” — to his deft foreign policy, including around the Gulf War and the conclusion of the Cold War.
When he lost his race for a second term to Bill Clinton in 1992, he wrote a touching letter to his successor that was widely seen as a reminder of grace in politics.
Queen Elizabeth II perches on the back of an elephant during her tour of India, 1961.
President Bill Clinton misses the ball while playing football on the beach in South Carolina, 1993.
Senator Hiram Rhodes Revels, first African-American to sit in the US Senate.
Barack Obama at Harvard University, 1988.
President-elect John F. Kennedy, his wife Jackie and others walking to JFK’s inauguration, January 1961.
1963 – JFK’s funeral in the Capitol Building.