4 Different News Photos Covering the Funeral of President William Howard Taft.
Lot 541. 4 Different News Photos Covering the Funeral of President William Howard Taft. . President of the U.S. from 1909-13 and Chief Justice from 1921-30, William Howard Taft passed away on March 8, 1930. Four 8” x 10” news photos, including two from the Pacific & Atlantic Photos news service, provide images from President Taft’s funeral. One photos shows a horse-drawn caisson, accompanied by a military guard of honor, transporting the President’s casket to the Capitol to lie in state. Ex photo with newspaper editing marks. Two photos, one at a distance and one close-up, show the casket being carried up the Capitol steps. The distant shot, which has many people standing in the rain in front of the Capitol, has a chipped lower right corner and two punch holes along the right edge and several light-to-moderate creases. The close-up, from P. & A. Photo, is missing a 3 ½” x 2” section from the upper right corner and has several tears and moderate creases. The fourth photo, also from P. & A. Photo, shows political and diplomatic notables at President Taft’s gravesite in Arlington Cemetery. At the center of the photo are President and Mrs. Herbert Hoover. This photo is vg-ex. Minimum Bid $20.