President Harding, full-length portrait, facing front, seated in the chair made from the battleship “The Revenge”, with members of the presenting committee standing nearby on the White House lawn. (1921)

President Harding, full-length portrait, facing front, seated in the chair made from the battleship "The Revenge", with members of the presenting committee standing nearby on the White House lawn. (1921)

About Ghosts of DC

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. He lives in Columbia Heights with Mrs. Ghost and Ghost Dog. On September 3rd, 2013, the second site launched as Ghosts of Baltimore.

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