It’s unusual to see Commanders-in-Chief without blazers and ties or standing at the podium. However, the most interesting photos often come about candidly. Those moments depict lives beyond the Oval Office, casting leaders in a more human light.
The images below show five rare photos of past presidents engaged in various out-of-office activities.
George W. Bush awarding Tee Ball trophies
George and Laura: the early years
Bill and Hillary Clinton
Bill and Socks
George Bush Sr. and his Superman socks
George Bush Sr. in the Navy
Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher and Lucky
Governor Ronald Reagan and son, Ron
Jimmy Carter at Camp David
Jimmy Carter with University of Iowa alumni