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Easter Egg Roll: 1889

Easter Egg Roll: 1889

Date of Work
April 23, 1889
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Library of Congress

Easter Egg Roll: 1889

"On the broad portico of the southern entrance stood the president of the United States holding in his arms his grandson Benjamin Harrison McKee, and the little fellow, following the suggestion of his grandsire, waved his hand in recognition of the plaudits which greeted the unusual scene.... Down on the green sward thousands of eager, bright-eyed masters and misses thronged about the music stand upon which, at the suggestion of the president, the Marine Band, under the direction of Professor Sousa, was discoursing selections appropriate to the occasion."

—"The White House Lawn," The Washington Post, April 23, 1889.

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