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The Coolidge Family Portrait

The Coolidge Family Portrait

Photographer
Herbert E. French
Date of Work
June 30, 1924
Medium
Photo
Credit
Library of Congress

The Coolidge Family Portrait

Creator: Herbert E. French, National Photo Company, June 30, 1924.

President and Mrs. Coolidge pose with their two sons, John and Calvin. When the boys went to boarding school, a Secret Service agent accompanied them. In the summer of 1924, Calvin got a blister when playing tennis at the White House and died of blood poisoning at the age of 16. Calvin's body was placed in the East Room, with an honor guard, before his funeral.

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