Several small chips at edges, old tidelines on verso of three. A good lot. Item #37708
Probably from the first decade of the 20th century, these photographs show (1) Taft and five friends, aboard a New York registered ship, seated with an "Army" banner on the president's knee; (2) Taft and his wife amid a crowd of Republican Party activists at a rally (1908 or 1912, among 50 supporters, all men and boys with not a female face but Helen Taft's); (3) Taft and a group of naval officers greeting a black man and attendant dressed in native garb among palm trees (the Philippines?); (4) Mrs. Taft, posing with her parasol on a bridge over a brook ('Saratoga' penciled on verso); and (5) Mrs. Taft under her parasol with a neatly dressed African-American boy holding a serving basket. Gregory, a pioneering photographer, did work for the federal government during that decade.