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…
This is an image of the cover of The Charlotte Observer on the day of President Wilson's arrival in Charlotte on May 20, 1916. The title on the cover reads "Stand by the President!" and features several articles relating to the day's events.
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.
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.
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.
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.