President William Howard Taft, 1909-13, and Golf

Title

President William Howard Taft, 1909-13, and Golf

Subject

Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930

Wilson, Calvin D. (Calvin Dill), b. 1857

Birch, Reginald Bathurst, 1856-1943

Description

This is one of forty-four small exhibits/canvases on U.S. presidents commissioned by the Theater Dept. in connection with its April 2012 production of a play on that subject: https://www.lakeforest.edu/live/events/472086-44-plays-for-44-presidents.

The College's Archivist and Librarian for Special Collections Arthur H. Miller undertook this assignment, for President Taft of the forty-four and with an open-ended charge to create something relevant, from his perspective of the College library's holdings. He was assisted in the production by Khamani Hagood '14.

The exhibit item on President Taft is from an article about Presidents' activities out of doors published in the Century v. 77, 712 written by Calvin Dill Wilson and the illustration reproduced from it is by notable illustrator ("Little Lord Fauntleroy" in 1886) Reginald B. Birch.  

The illustration shows the rotund President Taft preparing a golf shot, and the article discusses Taft's outdoors activities in contrast to those of the small, athletic Roosevelt who preceded him in the presidency.  

Creator

Miller, Arthur H.

Hagood, Khamani

Source

Wilson, Calvin Dill with Reginald B. Birch, illus. "Our Presidents OUt of Doors," Century 77 (Nov. 1908-April 1909), 712.

Publisher

Lake Forest College

Date

2012

Rights

http://www.lakeforest.edu/library/archives/permission.php

Format

document

Language

eng

Type

pdf

Files

Taft and golf 4-4-12.jpg

Citation

Miller, Arthur H. Hagood, Khamani, “President William Howard Taft, 1909-13, and Golf,” Digital Collections - Lake Forest College, accessed December 11, 2017, http://collections.lakeforest.edu/items/show/4053.

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