In honor of Presidents Day, we rounded up some interesting facts and discovered a few of our presidents’ favorite things. Considering their possessions, a few of them would have some pretty unusual storage units.
Here are the things we think some of the United States presidents would have had in their storage units (when they ran out of room in the White House).
Dentures made of gold, ivory, lead, and animal teeth (as opposed to wooden ones, contrary to popular belief).
His violin (in a climate controlled storage unit, naturally), as he aspired to be a concert violinist and often played at parties to entertain guests.
Ulysses S. Grant
A collection of cigars. After a military victory at the Battle of Shiloh, he was sent more than 10,000 boxes of cigars in gratitude.
An antique telephone, as he was the first presidential candidate to campaign using the telephone.
Rare $100,000 bills. His face is on this currency, designed mainly for trade between Federal Reserve Banks and later fell out of use thanks to the invention of wire transfer.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
His own paintings, as he painted at least 250 of them during his lifetime.
John F. Kennedy
Some of his favorite possessions from his desk in the Oval Office, including his Underwood typewriter and collection of historical papers (like notes on his inaugural speech with the famous line, “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.”).
His Amphicar (in vehicle storage, of course), the only amphibious car ever mass-produced for consumers.
His comic book collection, as he collects copies of “Spider-Man” and “Conan the Barbarian” books.