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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CARNAVAL EN LA HABANA, 1941

Arkansas: 1924

Arkansas: 1924

April 1924. Washington, D.C. "Group holding Arkansas state flag." Regnat populus! Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Old Post Office

This is one of a number of photos taken in 1924 at the Old Post Office in Washington, DC. They were having an exhibit of State flags which were presented by each State. I believe the fellow on the left is Postmaster General Harry Stewart New, who had been a US Senator from Indiana until 1923, when President Harding made the appointment.

 
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