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Visual Evidence

Photo 1: The Taft House, 1868.

[Graphic] Photo 1 with link to higher quality photo. (William Howard Taft National Historic Site, National Park Service)

In Photo 1, William Howard is standing by the fence, his brother Henry is sitting on the post. His brother Horace and sister Fanny are with their mother Louise, and Aunt Delia is standing.

Questions for Photo 1

1. What can you surmise about the location of the house, the neighbors, the time of year, and the size of the family by studying Photo 1?

2. What does the photo indicate about the family's economic status?

* The image on the screen has a resolution of 72 dots per inch (dpi), and therefore will print poorly. You can obtain a high resolution version of Photo 1 but be aware that each will take about 30 seconds to load with a 28.8K modem.

 

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