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Top Dogs, Laddie

Top Dogs, Laddie

Photographer
Herbert E. French
Date of Work
April 2, 1923
Credit
Library of Congress

Top Dogs, Laddie

In this photograph, taken on April 2, 1923 by Herbert E. French of the National Photo Company, children pose for a picture with Laddie Boy, the Harding family pet Airedale terrier, and his handler during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll. Laddie Boy "hosted" the Easter Egg Roll that year while the Hardings were away in Georgia. Dating back to 1878, the Easter Egg Roll is a cherished springtime tradition in Washington, D.C., with children and their families gathering to enjoy festivities on the South Lawn. This photograph is from the Herbert E. French Collection at the Library of Congress, which captured life in Washington, D.C., from the Wilson to the Hoover administrations.

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