President Taft Collection

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President Taft Collection

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This collection contains all resources used for the exhibit featuring President William Howard Taft's visit to Charlotte in 1909.

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Evan Faulkenbury

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Items in the President Taft Collection Collection

Cover of Souvenir Book Commemorating President Taft's Visit to Charlotte in 1909
This is the cover of the original souvenir program honoring President Taft's visit to Charlotte. The design is elaborate and features both the President and his wife.

North Tryon Street Decorations for Taft
This is a black and white image from the original souvenir program honoring President Taft's visit to Charlotte in 1909. A large American flag, and other decorations, are seen lining North Tryon Street in anticipation of the President's arrival.

En Route to the Grandstand <br />
This is an image from the original souvenir book depicting the crowd surrounding the carriage of President Taft after he disembarked from his train and as he was making his way toward the reviewing stand for the parade.

The Crowd Awaits at the Reviewing Stand
This is an image taken from an original souvenir book depicting the crowd in uptown Charlotte awaiting the parade and the arrival of President Taft.

Taft Sits on the Reviewing Stand
This is a black and white image taken from a souvenir book commemorating the day's events. Featured in this photo is President Taft sitting and smiling at the camera as he watches the parade in his honor from the reviewing stand.

The Posing of the President
This is a black and white image of President Taft on the reviewing stand for a parade in Charlotte on May 20, 1909. His is looking at the camera, not smiling, with the crowd in the background.

Biddle University
This is a postcard representing Biddle University in Charlotte, North Carolina. The institution is now known as Johnson C. Smith University. This postcard is in color and details the administrative building and clock tower on the school's campus.