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Miss Jessie Hoover, of the Department of Agriculture in 1923 (Shorpy)

Colorized Photo of the Milk Woman, Miss Jessie Hoover

Miss Jessie Hoover, of the Department of Agriculture in 1923 (Shorpy)
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This one’s cool … not as cool as Abe Lincoln, but pretty cool. Thanks Shorpy!

This is a photograph (colorized) of Jessie Hoover of the Department of Agriculture. She was a milk utilization specialist and pushed a national campaign to educate Americans that milk was nutritional with the slogan “better food, less expense.”

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Miss Hoover lived at 1819 G. St NW, a block now dominated by office buildings like the World Bank.

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Here’s the colorized photo for a closer look

Miss Jessie Hoover, of the Department of Agriculture in 1923 (Shorpy)
Miss Jessie Hoover, of the Department of Agriculture in 1923 (Shorpy)
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