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Washington, D.C., circa 1938. "Patrick Brennan, son of the Minister of Ireland, and Mrs. Brennan." Or something like that. One of a series of photographs depicting children of various diplomats speaking from their homes to a radio audience. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.
Patrick Brennan: The Irish Minister's Son Delivering a Radio Address from His Home in 1938
Take a look back in time as we revisit the bizarre moment when Patrick Brennan, the son of the Irish Minister, gave a brief radio address from his home in Washington, D.C. in 1938. Read the full story here!
The State Department Refused to Make a Reciprocal Trade Agreement with Cupid: Reflections on Social Interaction in Washington, DC
In this article, we observe a great tongue-in-cheek opening line from the December 2, 1936 copy of the Washington Post. We reflect on the continuity and change of social interaction in DC, from exclusive "hospitalities" to the incorporation of social media.
Exploring Canada's Diplomatic History in Washington, DC: Vincent Massey and the 1927 "New Kids in Class
Explore the diplomatic history between Canada and the US through the 1927 arrival of Vincent Massey, the first Canadian diplomat posted to Washington, DC. Learn more about the "new kids in class" phenomenon and how embassies are accepted into their new community.
Countess de la Rocca in 1914
Uncovering Stories: Countess de la Rocca – A Doyen of the Diplomatic Social Circle
Uncovering Stories: Countess de la Rocca was one of the most popular hostesses of the diplomatic circle in the early 1900s. Learn more about her role in the diplomatic social circle and what this tells us about our society today.

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