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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • AUSTRALIA TRAVEL, c. 1930

Rockers: 1922

Rockers: 1922

Vienna, Virginia, circa 1922. Summer residence of Iowa senator William S. Kenyon and family. View full size. National Photo Company glass negative.

 

My parents' senator

I grew up in the town that Senator Kenyon usually lived in (he's now buried there) -- Business US 20 on the west side of Fort Dodge, Iowa is named Kenyon Road for him. He was pushed at Coolidge as a vice-presidential nominee in 1924, but he went with Charles G. Dawes instead. This is the first I've heard that he had a summer home out of the state of Iowa. Probably didn't endear him much to the folks back home.

Vienna VA

That house may still exist. There are a couple in old town Vienna that look a lot like it.

Up on the roof

I noticed the wire going down the left side of the house and wondered if those are those lighting rods or radio antennas on the roof?

[Lightning rods. - Dave]

Halcyon Days

That's certainly a much more modest dwelling than the homes of most of today's politicians.

Looks like nice place to be.

This reminds me of my grandmother's house in North Carolina. Oh how I miss those summer days. We stayed outdoors most of the time and made up games to play. Grandma had to call us to get us to come in for lunch or supper. We often had toys that were just tobacco sticks or something else we found on the farm. Looking back we were pretty creative in making up our games with whatever we had at hand. Good memories.

Lovely and Tranquil

Now this picture conjures the phrase "the good old days".

 
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