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Taft 3.jpg
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.

taft7.jpg
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.

McAlpine1.jpg
This is a scanned image of an entry made by Erastus C. McAlpine into his diary in 1916 briefly recounting the presidential of Woodrow Wilson. This is his first entry used in this exhibit. His diary is very detailed throughout. In this particular…

McAlpine2.jpg
This is a scanned image of an entry made by Erastus C. McAlpine into his diary in 1916 briefly recounting the presidential of Woodrow Wilson. This is his second entry used in this exhibit. His diary is very detailed throughout. In this particular…

McAlpine3.jpg
This is a scanned image of an entry made by Erastus C. McAlpine into his diary in 1916 briefly recounting the presidential of Woodrow Wilson. This is his third entry used in this exhibit. His diary is very detailed throughout. In this particular…

EisenBus.jpg
This is a photo of a bus with a banner attached to the front welcoming Ike (President Eisenhower) to Charlotte for Freedom Celebration Day in 1954.

EisenSmall3.jpg
This is an image of two women with binoculars watching the main stage during Freedom Celebration Day. One is wearing a homemade patriotic hat fashioned out of newspaper.

EisenSmall4.jpg
This is a photo of several kids and adults sitting on the lawn casually enjoying Freedom Celebration day.

Eisen-Cake1.jpg
This is an image of a large cake baked in honor of the President's visit with the words of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence written with icing. A lady proudly stands next to the cake with a ribbon commemorating the special day.

Eisen-Waving.jpg
This is a photo of President Eisenhower waving to the crowd in Charlotte after taking the main stage in Freedom Park. Behind him are several guests also surrounded by the stars and stripes.
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