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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • SUMMER IN ITALY, 1951

Shutterbugs Ahoy: 1922

Shutterbugs Ahoy: 1922

"White House photographers, August 6, 1922." Possibly a recreational outing on the Potomac. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Reporters' Tan

Dig the tan line on cigar-boy. Did these guys EVER take their shirts off outdoors??

I can't believe it

I was a White House photographer, and believe me, the guys (and gals) that I worked with never looked that good. I guess it's accurate, since there was a news story about it, but still.

Swim Call

News Photographers Click, Fish and Swim

Staff Stationed at White House Guests Down River
on Senator du Pont's Yacht.

Taking advantage of a quiet Sabbath at the White House and of Senator T. Coleman du Pont's invitation for a trip on his yacht, the Tech, the White House News Photographers' association, yesterday sailed down the Potomac aboard the craft. Enthusiastic as a group of boys with their first brownie cameras, the veteran photographers had a great outing.

Scenery about the Tech having been taken and retaken, the photographers watched for a good place to engage in some novelties. Off Maryland Point seemed to offer a pleasant background, so Capt. Billouaghby dropped anchor. Fishing and swimming followed. After fancy diving, high diving, losing baits, losing lines, no fish and more pictures, anchor was hauled and the Tech glided home.

Jack Stahl was master of ceremonies. Those on the trip included "Buck" Becker, Sig. G. Bornstein, George Dorsey, H.E. French, Albert Holland, J. Johnston. A.W. Leonard, Hugh Miller, Fred Miller, J.B. Roberts, William Sturm, J.F. Stowell, J. Seligman, Harry Bantine, Kemper F. Cowing, J.A. Brochurst, Kirk Miller and Pat Finney.

Washington Post, Aug 7, 1922


DuPont's yacht, The Tech. 7/11/22, National Photo

They made 'em young....

I had no idea that the White House photographer pool in 1922 was staffed entirely by twelve-year-olds.

 
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