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Italy in the White House: Statue of Poet Dante Alighieri

Italy in the White House: Statue of Poet Dante Alighieri

Photographer
Harris & Ewing Photographer
Date of Work
1921
Medium
Photo
Credit
Library of Congress

Italy in the White House: Statue of Poet Dante Alighieri

In 1921, the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs Carlo Schanzer and Ambassador of Italy to the United States Vittorio Rolandi Ricci, joined President and Mrs. Warren G. Harding at the unveiling of a statue of Italian poet Dante Alighieri in Meridian Hill Park. Though President Harding did not speak at the dedication, he received tremendous applause from the assembled crowd. American and Italian bands performed at the dedication ceremony.

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