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2015 White House Christmas Ornament; Kerosene Lamp Icon​ - Photo 1

2015 White House Christmas Ornament; Kerosene Lamp Icon​ - Photo 1

2015 White House Christmas Ornament; Kerosene Lamp Icon​ - Photo 1

President Calvin Coolidge’s swearing-in took place in John Coolidge's family parlor at Plymouth Notch, Vermont by the light of a kerosene lamp at 2:47 a.m. on August 3, 1923 after word had arrived by telegram of President Harding’s sudden death in San Francisco.

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