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National Photo Company Overview

National Photo Company Overview

During the administrations of Presidents Wilson, Harding, Coolidge, and Hoover, the National Photo Company provided extensive coverage of events at the White House and throughout Washington, DC. The National Photo Company was a local agency that supplied photographs of current news events in Washington, D.C. as a daily service to its subscribers. The company's photos captured many historic and candid moments at the White House covering a variety of subjects: noteworthy visitors to the White House, New Year's receptions, inaugurations, Easter Egg Rolls, White House workers, presidential families, and restoration work. The Library of Congress acquired the photographic files of the National Photo Company from the proprietor of the collection, Herbert E. French in 1947.

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