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This photograph was taken in Washington, D.C., in 1926. It features my maternal grandmother, Janet Whitton Moffett, with President Calvin Coolidge. Ms. Moffett is pinning a medallion of some sort to Mr. Coolidge's chest, as part of a fund raising drive, perhaps to benefit the Red Cross. Other photos of Janet Moffett (whom you refer to as "Jane Moffett") can be found on the Shorpy site. Janet Moffett was the daughter of Admiral William Adger Moffett and Jeannette Whitton Moffett. She married Elliott McFarlan Moore, and had three children, Janet, William, and Elliott McFarlan Moore. After she was widowed, she married Griffith Mark, and had two sons, Griffith Mark and Peter Mark. View full size.