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

Cal and Liz: 1927

Cal and Liz: 1927

April 28, 1927. "Tiny tot gives President Coolidge flood relief contribution. Little Elizabeth Anne Stitt, daughter of Theodore Stitt, Commander-in-Chief of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, presents Mr. Coolidge with the first 'buddy' poppy of the season." View full size. National Photo Company Collection.

 

Cal and the Kid

But she certainly looks more uncomfortable - either that or she's about to have "an accident."

Silent Cal

Could he look any more uncomfortable holding that little girl?

[As it turns out, yes, he could. - Dave]

The Great Flood of 1927

In the spring of 1927 the Mississippi overflowed its levees, flooding over 27,000 square miles in the most destructive flood in American history, far worse than the Katrina Hurricane. The "Buddy Poppy" was a remembrance of the casualties from WWl that was a charitable effort on behalf of the Veterans of Foreign Wars to "honor the dead by helping the living."

 
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