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Daddy: 1915

Daddy: 1915

1915. Washington, D.C. "Francis Sayre Jr., baby, with father." Woodrow Wilson's son-in-law Francis B. Sayre with the President's new grandson. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size. Happy Father's Day from Shorpy.

 

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Father's Day

What a beautiful photo. I love the look on the father's face. I wish he would put his hand on the baby. Looks like she's about to slide right off that blanket onto the floor. Thanks for sharing.

Every right to be a proud father

He looks so proud. You'd think he had just been told what kind of man his little boy would grow up into. He died just a few months ago:

Francis B. Sayre Jr., who as dean of Washington National Cathedral for 27 years oversaw much of its completion and used his pulpit to confront McCarthyism, racial tensions and the Vietnam War, died Oct. 3 at his home on Martha's Vineyard, Mass. He was 93 and had diabetes.

Sayre, whose grandfather was President Woodrow Wilson, was appointed to the cathedral in 1951 and quickly became a leading national voice of conscience. As the church's fifth dean, he also presided over daily operations and focused on finishing the massive Gothic structure whose cornerstone had been placed in 1907.

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