Item 371N1049 - First Lady Florence Harding on reviewing stand? in Meacham, Oregon

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First Lady Florence Harding on reviewing stand? in Meacham, Oregon


  • 1923-07-03 (Creation)


Photograph; cellulose nitrate film; 3 x 4 in

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Photograph showing First Lady Florence Harding during a visit to Meacham, Oregon, with President Warren G. Harding on July 3, 1923. She is probably seated on the reviewing stand. She is looking to the right and speaking to a man sitting next to her. President Harding is in the background on the left. 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. 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. 371N1048, 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: Photograph shows discoloration and speckling from deterioration of the negative.

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Oregon Journal Negative Collection; Org. Lot 1368; Box 371; 0371N1049

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Updated with additional references on January 3, 2019.

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