From September, 15th till September, 27th, 1959, Nikita Khrushchev, First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, paid an official visit to the Unites States of America, first visit in the history of Soviet-American relations.
Total number of journalists covering the event was estimated at 5,000 which was an absolute record at that time. Below are photographs by Hank Walker.
The Soviet aircraft.
Nikita Khrushchev visits farmer Roswell Garst whom he has known and stayed in touch with since 1955. Khrushchev wanted to introduce the farmer’s experience in corn growing in the USSR.
He has always been interested in farming.
At the White House.
The Lincoln Memorial.
Khrushchev and Gromyko.
Eisenhower and Khrushchev’s wife.