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[William Howard Taft, full-length portrait, standing, facing right, in a mason's garb]

[William Howard Taft, full-length portrait, standing, facing right, in...

Copyright Alex. Washn. Lodge #22, A.F.& A.M., Alexandria, Va.

William Howard Taft (seated center) and classmates at the Woodward High School

William Howard Taft (seated center) and classmates at the Woodward Hig...

Photograph shows reproduction of group portrait of Taft and classmates. Title from item. Forms part of: William H. Taft papers (Library of Congress). Accession box no. DLC/PP-1980:167 c2

[William Howard Taft, full-length portrait, standing, facing slightly right, in Masonic regalia]

[William Howard Taft, full-length portrait, standing, facing slightly ...

J155450 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright by Alex.-Washn. Lodge #22 A.F. & A.M., Alexandria, Va. Photograph by Jameson Studio, Alexandria, Va.

Now for his third term leap

Now for his third term leap

"Fall Elections 1895" on broken trapeze. No publication information. (DLC/PP-1934:0123). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress).

[William Howard Taft seated at table playing cards with his wife and two men on boat enroute to Philippines]

[William Howard Taft seated at table playing cards with his wife and t...

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: William H. Taft papers (Library of Congress). Unprocessed in PR 13 CN 1980:167

[William H. Taft, seated in a wicker chair, probably during his tenure as Governor-General of the Philippines]

[William H. Taft, seated in a wicker chair, probably during his tenure...

Title from item. Forms part of: William H. Taft papers (Library of Congress). Accession box no. DLC/PP-1980:167 c3

Mrs. Taft in Filipina costume / Till's Studio, Manila, Escolta 105.

Mrs. Taft in Filipina costume / Till's Studio, Manila, Escolta 105.

Photograph shows studio portrait of Helen Herron Taft in elegant gown. Title from item. Forms part of: William H. Taft papers (Library of Congress). Accession box no. DLC/PP-1980:167 c4

At the Philippines

At the Philippines

Photograph shows William Howard Taft, first civilian Governor-General of the Philippines, and others at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, Saint Louis, Missouri. Title from item. Forms part of: William H. Taft ... More

Miss Roosevelt waving "goodbye" at Kobe, on the way to Manchuria

Miss Roosevelt waving "goodbye" at Kobe, on the way to Manchuria

Alice Roosevelt waving good-bye from boat at Kobe, Japan. H67762 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright by Burr McIntosh.

Back from Bololand / L.M. Glackens.

Back from Bololand / L.M. Glackens.

Illustration shows a large William H. Taft wearing a stars and stripes turban, with a large knife labeled "The Big Bolo" stuck in his belt, a notice attached stating "For Stand Patters"; he is speaking to a gro... More

Vice President Fairbanks and Secretary of War Taft, at the President's lawn party - White House

Vice President Fairbanks and Secretary of War Taft, at the President's...

Photograph showing President Theodore Roosevelt, Vice President Fairbanks, and Secretary of War Taft, at White House lawn party. H62007 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Copyright by Underwood & Underwood.

[William H. Taft amidst dignitaries leaving the dock at Yokohama]

[William H. Taft amidst dignitaries leaving the dock at Yokohama]

H66233 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright by Burr McIntosh.

"Bill, ye'd better go up to the barn an' git some more fodder" / J.S. Pughe.

"Bill, ye'd better go up to the barn an' git some more fodder" / J.S. ...

Illustration shows Theodore Shonts milking a cow labeled "Canal Commission" that is feeding on a mixture of hay and money labeled "Appropriation"; Shonts has a bucket labeled "Progress" between his knees. Willi... More

Leaving the dock at Yokohama

Leaving the dock at Yokohama

William Howard Taft and his party leaving the dock at Yokohama. Copyright by Burr McIntosh.

Speaking of to-day's eclipse / Keppler.

Speaking of to-day's eclipse / Keppler.

Illustration shows the sun with Theodore Roosevelt's beaming face and smaller planets having the faces of Elihu Root, William Howard Taft, Charles W. Fairbanks, Leslie M. Shaw, possibly George B. Cortelyou, and... More

The genial secretary of war, William H. Taft, at the president's lawn party, White House, Washington

The genial secretary of war, William H. Taft, at the president's lawn ...

William Howard Taft, Secretary of War, speaking with guests during party on lawn of the White House. H62008 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright 1905 by Underwood & Underwood.

Minister of War's luncheon on arsenal grounds

Minister of War's luncheon on arsenal grounds

William Howard Taft, seated, with Japanese dignitaries and others.

The joyous ides of March Ehrhart

The joyous ides of March Ehrhart

Illustration shows at center, President Theodore Roosevelt showing Uncle Sam and Columbia a large plant with flowers showing the members of his cabinet. The surrounding vignettes show a springtime dance of putt... More

Sec. Taft and Gov. Gen. Wright leaving landing place at Manila

Sec. Taft and Gov. Gen. Wright leaving landing place at Manila

H67079 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright 1905 by Burr McIntosh.

In ad land / Ehrhart.

In ad land / Ehrhart.

Illustration shows a vignette cartoon, at center is President Theodore Roosevelt and members of his cabinet in a meeting, most are identified by a signboard advertising a patent medicine or other product that i... More

Ave Theodore! / Keppler.

Ave Theodore! / Keppler.

Illustration shows President Theodore Roosevelt, as a Roman emperor, riding in a chariot being pulled by an elephant ridden by George B. Cortelyou; three captives are tied to the back, W.J. Bryan, Alton B. Park... More

Simple solution of the Panama labor problem / Ehrhart.

Simple solution of the Panama labor problem / Ehrhart.

Illustration shows a frenzy of activity as many politicians and capitalists join the labor forces to construct the Panama Canal; Theodore Shonts, chairman of the Isthmian Canal Commission, is standing on the ri... More

Sec. Taft's tug coming up Pasig River

Sec. Taft's tug coming up Pasig River

Photograph shows procession of steamboats carrying Taft and his party from the S.S. Manchuria to Manila. Title from item.

Sec. Taft and Gov. Gen. Wright leaving landing place at Manila

Sec. Taft and Gov. Gen. Wright leaving landing place at Manila

Photograph shows Taft and Wright riding in horse-drawn buggy. Title from item.

Miss Roosevelt and the Royal Princesses

Miss Roosevelt and the Royal Princesses

Alice Roosevelt Longworth, and other women and men in formal clothing, on decorated lawn.

[(Left to right) Robert C. Ogden, Senator William Howard Taft, Booker T. Washington and Andrew Carnegie, standing on the steps of a building, at the Tuskegee Institute's 25th anniversary celebration]

[(Left to right) Robert C. Ogden, Senator William Howard Taft, Booker ...

Title devised by Library staff. (Source: M. Kreisel, American Women photographers, 1999, p. 120) Frances Benjamin Johnston Collection (Library of Congress).

Secretary Taft's party dinner

Secretary Taft's party dinner

H74730 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright claimant's address: Chicago. Copyright deposit; Geo. R. Lawrence Co.; March 1906.

A drifting match / Keppler.

A drifting match / Keppler.

Illustration shows several small boats in a race for the "Nomination Stake Boat"; in the boats are William H. Taft in the "Gnat" under the banner "Buckeye Y.C.", Joseph G. Cannon in the "Scat" under the banner ... More

"We point with pride" / L.M. Glackens.

"We point with pride" / L.M. Glackens.

Illustration shows Theodore Roosevelt standing at center, beaming, with several supporters (Elihu Root, Thomas C. Platt, William H. Taft, Charles W. Fairbanks, and James S. Sherman) and a bunch of hands pointin... More

The large-ical candidate / Zim.

The large-ical candidate / Zim.

William Howard Taft standing at door of "the Presidency," holding paper from Justice Brewer recommending him for the Presidency, and saying, "I wonder if Justice Brewer was joking?" Illus. in: Judge, v. 51, 190... More

[William Howard Taft, full-length portrait, seated on rocking chair, facing right, with two other men]

[William Howard Taft, full-length portrait, seated on rocking chair, f...

H84019 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright by Underwood & Underwood. No. U-95376.

Exercising the mounts / Frank A. Nankivell 1907.

Exercising the mounts / Frank A. Nankivell 1907.

Illustration shows a bloated William Jennings Bryan with a paper extending from a pocket labeled "Membership Fat Man's Club. W.J. Bryan", riding a diminutive Democratic donkey and William H. Taft riding a dimin... More

Just made for each other / L.M. Glackens.

Just made for each other / L.M. Glackens.

Illustration shows William H. Taft sitting on a hammock with the Republican elephant labeled "G.O.P." wooing her with a box of "Ohio Bonbons". Title from item. Illus. in: Puck, v. 61, no. 1586 (1907 July 24), c... More

[Political cartoons related to Secretary of War William H. Taft running for president]

[Political cartoons related to Secretary of War William H. Taft runnin...

Two political cartoons on one sheet: cartoon on left by Clifford Berryman published in the Washington Star, April 28, 1907, shows Taft leaving a dog labeled "Politics" behind in Washington, D.C., as he travels ... More

In the highlands of high finance / Keppler.

In the highlands of high finance / Keppler.

Illustration shows Edward H. Harriman, in the Scottish Highlands, standing with arms and sword raised next to a diamond-shaped rock labeled "Flim Flam Finance" balancing on a pointed base; Harriman is confronti... More

The back fire / Keppler.

The back fire / Keppler.

Illustration shows Theodore Roosevelt setting a back-fire showing the face of William H. Taft, to break the progress of a fire labeled "3rd Term" and showing the face of Roosevelt, in the background. Title from... More

The great american traveler / L.M. Glackens.

The great american traveler / L.M. Glackens.

Illustration shows Theodore Roosevelt standing in a mountain of mail, mostly postcards from William H. Taft, showing places "Bill" has visited during his worldly travels. Title from item. Caption: T.R. (in desp... More

[William Howard Taft, three-quarter length portrait, seated, facing slightly left]

[William Howard Taft, three-quarter length portrait, seated, facing sl...

H93580 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright by Geo. Prince. No. 3.

When Taft is president / Frank A. Nankivell.

When Taft is president / Frank A. Nankivell.

Illustration shows William H. Taft globe-trotting from the "Washington White House" to the "Guam White House", the "Philippine White House, the "Hawaiin [sic] White House", the "Cuban White House", and the "Por... More

"I've got a permit" / L.M. Glackens.

"I've got a permit" / L.M. Glackens.

Illustration shows William H. Taft sitting on the shore of a small fishing hole labeled "Nomination Pool", holding a fishing pole, he has a jug of "White House Apple Jack" next to him; a sign on the right state... More

The Courtship of Bill Taft / Keppler.

The Courtship of Bill Taft / Keppler.

Cartoon showing the Republican Party as Priscilla asking Theodore Roosevelt, dressed as a pilgrim, "Why don't you speak for yourself, Theodore?". Illus. in: Puck, 1907 April 24, p. 8-9. Possibly by Joseph Keppl... More

The courtship of Bill Taft / Keppler.

The courtship of Bill Taft / Keppler.

Illustration shows a shy Theodore Roosevelt, as John Alden, talking to Priscilla Mullins labeled "Republican Party" sitting before a fireplace, with spinning wheel nearby, while William H. Taft, as Myles Standi... More

"How the diabolo can I keep this going till nomination day?" / Keppler.

"How the diabolo can I keep this going till nomination day?" / Keppler...

Illustration shows Theodore Roosevelt, perspiring profusely, trying to keep a spinning William H. Taft labeled "Taft Boom" aloft with a "Diabolo", by catching him on a string strung between two sticks and tossi... More

The one best belle of the ball / L.M. Glackens.

The one best belle of the ball / L.M. Glackens.

Illustration shows Theodore Roosevelt, William H. Taft, Joseph G. Cannon, Charles W. Fairbanks, and Thomas C. Platt wearing dresses for a ball; Roosevelt has selected Taft as the "best belle of the ball" or the... More

Old Dr. Roosevelt / J.S. Pughe.

Old Dr. Roosevelt / J.S. Pughe.

Illustration shows Theodore Roosevelt as a doctor examining Philander C. Knox as other potential candidates for the uncoming presidential election await their turn Charles Evans Hughes, Joseph B. Foraker, Charl... More

The sword of Theodore / Keppler.

The sword of Theodore / Keppler.

Illustration shows a sword labeled "Nomination" stuck deeply into a tree with Theodore Roosevelt and Jacob Riis resting on a large branch, Roosevelt is grinning like the Cheshire cat; on the far right are stand... More

Northfield, Minn. Elephant greeting Taft. Sept. 26

Northfield, Minn. Elephant greeting Taft. Sept. 26

Woman with flag on elephant behind train. George Grantham Bain Collection. No. 470-23.

Convention number / Frank A. Nankivell.

Convention number / Frank A. Nankivell.

Illustration shows a stork with the face of Theodore Roosevelt delivering William H. Taft, bundled as an infant, to the Republican National Convention in Chicago, Illinois. Title from item. Illus. in: Puck, v. ... More

"The Mikado" - second and last act / J.S. Pughe.

"The Mikado" - second and last act / J.S. Pughe.

Illustration shows Theodore Roosevelt as "Mikado Roosevelt" with a large cast of characters, including "Pish Tush Root" and "Pooh Bah Taft", on stage where "Koko Bonaparte", holding a large sword labeled "Depar... More

[U.S. Capitol at night with stars, Taft as moon, about to eclipse William Jennings Bryan as sun]

[U.S. Capitol at night with stars, Taft as moon, about to eclipse Will...

H115334 U.S. Copyright Office. On verso: 27. W.D. Magee, Monticello, Iowa.

[The awakening of Bryanhilde: the Rhine maidens' warning]

[The awakening of Bryanhilde: the Rhine maidens' warning]

Uncle Sam, in the guise of the hero Siegfried, sits on the shore of a river, surrounded by President Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919), Republican presidential candidate William H. Taft (1857-1930), and Republican... More

Crowd trying to shake Taft hand, South Dakota

Crowd trying to shake Taft hand, South Dakota

George Grantham Bain Collection. No. 478-12.

A clean sweep / Will Crawford.

A clean sweep / Will Crawford.

Illustration shows a large broom labeled "Election" sweeping up the trash of campaign slogans, signs, and symbols of William Jennings Bryan and William H. Taft. Title from item. Illus. in: Puck, v. 64, no. 1653... More

Taft crowd, Norfolk, Neb., 9/30/08

Taft crowd, Norfolk, Neb., 9/30/08

Supporters of William H. Taft walking along railroad tracks. George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

Taft at the phone

Taft at the phone

William Howard Taft, three-quarters length portrait, facing front, using telephone.

The expected / Kep.

The expected / Kep.

Illustration shows Puck as the attending physician to the birth of Uncle Sam's child; Puck emerges from the birthing room to inform Uncle Sam that the child is a boy named Bill. Title from item. Caption: Uncle ... More

The safer choice / Keppler.

The safer choice / Keppler.

Illustration shows William Jennings Bryan and William H. Taft standing aboard a ship applying for the job of "First Mate" to "Captain" Uncle Sam. Bryan has a pocketful of "Promises", whereas Taft has "Records" ... More

[William Howard Taft, three-quarter-length portrait, seated, facing left, talking on a telephone as he receives news about his nomination as the 1908 Republican presidential candidate from President Theodore Roosevelt] / Harris & Ewing, Washington, DC.

[William Howard Taft, three-quarter-length portrait, seated, facing le...

Title devised by Library staff. Publication date based on copyright statement: "Copyright 1909 by Harris & Ewing, Washington, DC." Photograph from a series known as "The Evolution of a Smile." Forms part of: Ge... More

Making medicine / Will Crawford.

Making medicine / Will Crawford.

Illustration shows William H. Taft and William Jennings Bryan as Native Americans sitting by their tipis, Taft heating his full dinner pail over a small fire, and Bryan beating on a drum labeled "Discontent". J... More

"There they blow" / L.M. Glackens.

"There they blow" / L.M. Glackens.

Illustration shows William Randolph Hearst holding a harpoon labeled "Independence League" in a small boat labeled "The Comic Supplement" with two cartoon characters in pursuit of two whales that have the faces... More

Times have changed / K.

Times have changed / K.

Illustration shows a dejected, well-dressed man labeled "The Corporation" sitting next to an ice bucket filled with bottles labeled "Wall St. Brand, Privilege Brut, Immunity Fizz, [and] Stand Pat Sec", while in... More

The sculptor's nightmare /

The sculptor's nightmare /

At a political club, the members debate whose bust will replace that of Theodore Roosevelt. Unable to agree, each goes to a sculptor's studio and bribes him to sculpt a bust of the individual favorite. Instead,... More

The rival salvationists / Keppler.

The rival salvationists / Keppler.

Illustration shows an annoyed Uncle Sam sitting against a full moon with his hands over his ears, caught between the noise of the "G.O.P. Salvation Army" with William H. Taft on the bass drum and James S. Sherm... More

[William H. Taft posed, full-length, standing, facing front, with three other men]

[William H. Taft posed, full-length, standing, facing front, with thre...

H113481 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright by Waldon Fawcett.

Latest thriller in ski sailing

Latest thriller in ski sailing

Cartoon showing Theodore Roosevelt ski jumping over a gorge with William H. Taft on his shoulders. The ski ramp is labelled "White House influence". They are attempting to land on a platform labelled "Preside... More

Tethered / Kep.

Tethered / Kep.

Illustration shows William Jennings Bryan and William H. Taft driving a stake labeled "Publicity" into the ground in a wilderness area; a rope labeled "Public Opinion" is tied to the stake and one end is tied t... More

Signs and divinations / Will Crawford.

Signs and divinations / Will Crawford.

Illustration shows a vignette cartoon depicting the presidential candidates for the 1908 election, each learning their fortunes regarding the outcome of the election: Norman E. Mack as a palm reader telling Wil... More

Taft to-morrow / L.M. Glackens.

Taft to-morrow / L.M. Glackens.

Illustration shows William H. Taft and William Jennings Bryan on a seesaw; Bryan, on the upper half, holds papers labeled "Speech in reply to Taft" and Taft, on the lower half, is writing "Memo for reply" on a ... More

The rivals / J.S. Pughe.

The rivals / J.S. Pughe.

Illustration shows a white cat wearing a bow labeled "Nomination" being courted by other cats who represent potential candidates in the upcoming presidential election; two other cats peer over walls in the back... More

Taft parade

Taft parade

George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

Settin' time / Keppler.

Settin' time / Keppler.

Illustration shows Theodore Roosevelt struggling to carry a huge hen labeled "Taft" to a nest of eggs labeled "State Delegations"; sitting on a fence in the background is a chicken with the head of Joseph G. Ca... More

The lost child / Ehrhart.

The lost child / Ehrhart.

Illustration shows six policemen labeled "Chafin, Taft, Debs, Watson, Hisgen, [and] Bryan" gathering around a young boy labeled "Reactionary Voter" standing on "Radical Ave.", who appears confused by all the po... More

The same old model / L.M. Glackens.

The same old model / L.M. Glackens.

Illustration shows William Jennings Bryan showing a model sailboat labeled "Personal Popularity" to Uncle Sam who questions him about the missing keel for his boat; hanging on the wall in the background is a ke... More

Heaven protect Taft! - there's a reason / L.M. Glackens.

Heaven protect Taft! - there's a reason / L.M. Glackens.

Illustration shows a vignette cartoon depicting ways to protect President Taft from the weather, the public, and from poisoning and other possible assassination methods. The "Reason", the cartoon states, is Vic... More

The great renunciation / L.M. Glackens.

The great renunciation / L.M. Glackens.

Illustration shows the Republican elephant labeled "G.O.P." wearing an engagement ring and William H. Taft wearing a tuxedo, embracing; Taft is smiling, while the elephant is weeping as it holds up a portrait o... More

The sphinx and the candidates / Keppler.

The sphinx and the candidates / Keppler.

Illustration shows Charles Evans "Hughes" as a sphinx labeled "Senate" and "Assembly" in a desert at night with a donkey and an elephant standing in the foreground, and several presidential candidates on the le... More

William Howard Taft for President of the United States.  1908

William Howard Taft for President of the United States. 1908

Campaign handbill(?), with head-and-shoulder portrait of William Howard Taft on shield. H113810 U.S. Copyright Office.

[William Howard Taft, standing on back of railroad car and looking out at crowd, probably during campaign tour]

[William Howard Taft, standing on back of railroad car and looking out...

H116751 U.S. Copyright Office. Underwood & Underwood photo. No. U-114989.

Roosevelt's farewell to his officers / L.M. Glackens.

Roosevelt's farewell to his officers / L.M. Glackens.

Illustration shows Theodore Roosevelt standing at the center, with William H. Taft, of a gathering of his "officers"; most are dressed as colonial army officers, with Charles J. Bonaparte dressed as Napoleon an... More

Why not introduce a little novelty into the campaign? / J.S. Pughe.

Why not introduce a little novelty into the campaign? / J.S. Pughe.

Illustration shows a vignette cartoon with William Jennings Bryan and William H. Taft debating from the rear of a railroad car while whistle-stop campaigning, working shifts shaking hands, kissing babies, "Awar... More

The judgement of Solomon / Kep.

The judgement of Solomon / Kep.

Illustration shows Uncle Sam with a sword across his lap, as King Solomon, holding up an imp labeled "My Policies", William Jennings Bryan, taking a hard line, and William Howard Taft, appealing for mercy, addr... More

Ruth and Naomi / Kep.

Ruth and Naomi / Kep.

Illustration shows Theodore Roosevelt as Naomi and William H. Taft as Ruth from the biblical story of loyalty. Title from item. Caption: Ruth Taft Whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will ... More

[William Taft and family in Washington, D.C. home]

[William Taft and family in Washington, D.C. home]

Includes William Taft, Mrs. Taft, and children, Helen, Charley, and Robert. H112468 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright by Clinedinst, Washington, D.C.

Crowd to greet Wm. H. Taft, De Witt, Nebraska, 1908

Crowd to greet Wm. H. Taft, De Witt, Nebraska, 1908

Crowd running along railroad tracks to greet Taft during his campaign tour. George Grantham Bain Collection.

He isn't climbing out of the window, however

He isn't climbing out of the window, however

"Governors Office, Albany" on building; "It might taper down to him" on sign on ladder. Taft, Roosevelt's choice to run for president, seeking 1908 running mate. Man at window probably Charles Evans Hughes, gov... More

The live wire / K.

The live wire / K.

Illustration shows a live wire transmitting electricity spelling "Vice Presidency" dripping red drops and with jolts of lightning around it as it dangles between potential candidates in the upcoming presidentia... More

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