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President Hoover with King Tut

This photograph by Theodore Horydczak shows President Herbert Hoover with his dog, King Tut. King Tut was a Belgian police dog, also known as a Malinois, a variety of Belgian Shepherd. President Hoover's affection for King Tut was so evident that autographed photographs of the two were distributed in an attempt to warm up Hoover's steely demeanor among voters during the 1928 presidential campaign. Hoover went on to win the election and King Tut would go on to assist with the White House police force as a patrol dog.
Theodor Horydczak
Date of Work
ca. 1929-1933
Library of Congress