First, I’d like to thank everyone for the comments and emails about this project. Your kindness and interest is very heartening to me.
Second, I am actually posting this from an examination room inside my doctor’s office, where I’ve grown quite weary of the wait.
Now, on to business. After I put up the post about Eisenhower’s visit someone asked about other presidential visits. Coincidentally the very next day I came across this fabulous picture of William Howard Taft on campus with Dr. Lovett and Will Rice:
A quick look in the 1920 Campanile turned up this description of his visit:
Most interesting to me, of course, is the reference to the overall-clad audience. Taft apparently arrived right in the middle of the great Overall Fad of 1920.