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Image: Elizabeth Jaffray, 1926.
Elizabeth Jaffray, 1926. After working as a household manager and social secretary in New York, Elizabeth Jaffray joined the Taft White House as its housekeeper in 1909. She remained on the staff into the Coolidge administration.

Harris and Ewing (published in Literary Digest, December 1926)
Image: Horse-drawn carriage at South Portico, c. 1920-26.

Horse-drawn carriage at South Portico, c. 1920-26. Elizabeth Jaffray refused to adapt to the use of motor cars, and rode to market in this carriage.

The White House

Image: White House laundry, 1926.

White House laundry, 1926. Three women were assigned to do the laundry by hand, and then hang it out to dry on the South Lawn, behind the kitchen.

Harris and Ewing (published in Literary Digest, December 1926)



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