Children Swinging in 1924

This is a photo I came across on Shorpy. It’s of three children, who happen to be the offspring of James J. Davis, the Secretary of Labor in the Harding Administration. Davis was an American steel worker and Republican politician originally from Pittsburgh. He was affectionately known as “Iron Puddler” or “Puddler Jim.”

Also, he was an advocate of the eugenics movement in the early 20th century. Good thing his children look healthy.

Children on a swing (1924)
Children on a swing (1924)

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Tom founded Ghosts of DC on January 4th, 2012 as a blog to uncover the lost and untold history of Washington, D.C. He has lived in the city for over a decade and loves exploring every corner of the District.

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