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Barbecue for Vice President Hubert Humphrey

The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration

Silent | 1960s

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  •  Walter Jetton, the self-appointed "King of Barbecue" and President Lyndon B. Johnson's favorite pitmaster 
  •  U.S. Senator Frank Church of Idaho 
  •  Luci Baines Johnson 
  •  Hubert Humphrey 
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This footage captures a campaign barbecue for Hubert Humphrey, who appears at the very end of this footage. The event likely coincided with Humphrey's unsuccessful run for president in 1968. These vibrant and colorful images offer insight into a classic Texan barbecue – including grilling techniques, eating tips, and appropriate fashion!