Item 371N1048 - President Warren G. Harding and First Lady Florence Harding in Meacham, Oregon

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President Warren G. Harding and First Lady Florence Harding in Meacham, Oregon


  • 1923-07-03 (Creation)


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Photograph showing President Warren G. Harding (second from left), First Lady Florence Harding, and Oregon Governor Walter M. Pierce (far right) with a group of unidentified people in Meacham, Oregon, on July 3, 1923. The president and first lady are looking at documents the president is holding. The Hardings’ visit was part of a trip across the nation, which included a stop in Meacham to participate in events commemorating the anniversary of the first wagon train crossing of the Blue Mountains. The commemoration included an address by the president, the dedication of the old Oregon Trail, and a pageant depicting people and events in the history of whites’ arrival and settlement. This photograph was probably taken on the reviewing stand. The Oregon Journal published a story about the Meacham visit, headlined “President Dedicates Oregon Trail in Midst of Colorful Setting,” on the front page of the July 3, 1923 edition. See related image Nos. 371N1049, 371N1052, 371N1053, 371N1054, 371N1055, 371N1056, 371N1058, 371N1059, 371N1060, and 373G0073. Also see image Nos. 371N0140, 371N1047, 371N1050, 371N1051, 371N1057, and 371N1172 from Harding’s subsequent stop in Portland. Image note: Light leak on negative. Photograph quality is poor due to extensive deterioration of the negative.

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Oregon Journal Negative Collection; Org. Lot 1368; Box 371; 0371N1048

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Updated with additional references on January 3, 2019.

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