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THE WHITE HOUSE, ON PENNSYLVANIA AV. HAS BEEN THE HOME OF ALL THE PRESIDENTS SINCE JOHN ADAMS TIME - IN 1792 WASHINGTON SELECTED THE SITE. WAS FIRED BY BRITISH IN 1814. RESTORED AND WALLS WHITENED. IN 1902-3 ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS WERE MADE.

WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT - BORN IN CINCINNATI, OHIO SEPT. 15, 1857. GRADUATED FROM YALE IN 1878. CIVIL GOV. OF PHILLIPINES 1901-4. SEC. OF WAR 1904-8. -ELECTED PRESIDENT OF U.S. NOV. 3, 1908. MRS. HELEN HERON TAFT DAUGHTER OF JUDGE JOHN W. HERON OF CINCINNA

American
1908
Publisher M.T. Sheahan, Boston, MA (American, 1903–1910)


Dimensions

Horizontal: 8.9 x 14 cm (3 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2015.8771

Medium or Technique

Halftone lithograph in sepia on card stock.

Not On View

Classifications

Postcards

Front: COPYRIGHT BY M.T. SHEAHAN BOSTON
Back: divided. Mint.
SHEAHAN’S FAMOUS PEOPLE AND THEIR HOMES
1294 Copyright 1908 by M.T. Sheahan, Boston.

Provenance

Between 1950 and 2015, acquired by Leonard A. Lauder, New York, from various postcard dealers in Europe and the United States; 2015, gift of Leonard A. Lauder to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 24, 2015)

Credit Line

Leonard A. Lauder Postcard Archive—Gift of Leonard A. Lauder