Our 29th President, Warren G. Harding

Warren G. Harding sure didn’t look like a friendly guy. In just about every photograph I see of him, he looks like he’s scowling. I dug through some Library of Congress photos and wanted to share a few of them with you. Take a look at the slide show below.

The horse photo is particularly interesting to me. Can you imagine the president and just one person riding around town and into Rock Creek. Things were a little different back then.

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  • kaiology

    Well, he actually was considered an enormously genial and sociable guy by his contemporaries…and I wouldn’t exactly describe him as scowling in most of the pics you kindly provide. Anyway, nice blog! Now do a slide show on my fave, Calvin Coolidge, pretty please? 😉

  • Okay … keep an eye for it later this week 🙂

    • kaiology


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  • SirLizard

    It looks like the slide show is gone, unless there’s something wrong with my Google Chrome browser.