Item 373G0202 - William Howard Taft walking with reception committee after arriving in Portland

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William Howard Taft walking with reception committee after arriving in Portland


  • 1915-08-22 (Creation)


Photograph; glass plate negatives; 5 x 7 in

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Photograph showing William Howard Taft (front right) walking with members of the reception committee that greeted him upon his arrival in Portland on Sunday, August 22, 1915. A cropped version of this photograph was published on the front page of the Oregon Journal on Monday, August 23, 1915. The photograph had the following caption: “Ex-President Taft, on his arrival in Portland yesterday, and reception committee representing Oregon Bar Association. From the depot the ex-president was conducted to the Multnomah hotel, where a committee from the Portland Press Club was waiting to bear him and the Bar Association committee off to a newspaper men’s luncheon. In the picture, from left to right, are: Charles H. Carey, president Oregon Bar Association; J. N. Teal, Judge George N. Davis, and Mr. Taft.” During his visit, Taft spoke at the press club luncheon and the first joint convention of the Oregon and Washington bar associations, according to two front-page stories that accompanied the photograph. Taft departed on the afternoon of Monday, August 23. See related image Nos. 373G0201 and 373G0203. Image note: The number 15 is written on the negative and circled; it is visible in the upper left corner of the photograph. The number 539 was written on the negative and crossed out. Light leak on negative.

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Oregon Journal Negative Collection; Org. Lot 1368; Box 373; 0373G202

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