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The Tafts' Tea Set

The Tafts' Tea Set

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Photograph by Bruce White, copyright White House Historical Association

The Tafts' Tea Set

Creator: Lenox Inc., New Jersey, 1911.

President and Mrs. Taft celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary while in the White House. A garden party was held in their honor, and this Lenox tea set was one of the gifts they received at the event. Engraved on the blue and silver ceramic is a "T" with the dates "1886-1911." The White House lawn was illuminated by electric lights for the party.

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