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President Eisenhower signs a document

President Dwight D. Eisenhower, probably signing the Alaska Statehood (seated center), with Vice-president Richard M. Nixon (seated left) and the Alaska delegation behind. Alaska delegation includes, left to right, Ralph Rivers, Ernest Gruening and Bob Bartlett.

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