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Fine & Dandy: 1912

Fine & Dandy: 1912

1912. "Democratic National Convention, Baltimore. Bennett Clark, son of Champ Clark." Beauchamp Clark, favored to win the presidential nomination, ended up losing it to Woodrow Wilson. Son Joel Bennett Clark represented Missouri in the Senate from 1933 to 1945. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Paisley or Parsley

I know it was a paisley print, but I still think it is an ugly tie. I can only imagine what the colors were like. The rest of his suit is nice.

Its the tie!

Wow, it looks like he spilled something on the end of his tie. To bad we can't see the whole thing, or maybe it is a good thing.

[What's on his tie is a paisley print. - Dave]

Lighting

I love the quality of light in this photo. Stunning!

Boaters Rock

Love the cigar stump wedged in the corner of the mouth, too!

To The Manner Born

The future Senator's father, the aforementioned Champ Clark, was Speaker of the House from 1911 to 1919.

Fine & Dandy

Dandy must be the one on the left.

 
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