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  • President and Mrs. Coolidge Arriving at President Harding's Funeral, Side A
    Keystone View Company
    funeral
    Ohio
    This stereograph by Keystone View Company shows President Calvin Coolidge and First Lady Grace Coolidge arriving at President Warren G. Harding's funeral, held at Harding's father's home in Marion, Ohio on August 10, 1923. While in San Francisco toward the end of his "Voyage of Understanding," Harding suddenly died on August 2, 1923, most likely from a heart attack. The caption reads: "Arrival of President and Mrs. Coolidge at Dr. Harding's Home, President Harding's Funeral. Marion, Ohio."
  • President and Mrs. Coolidge Paying Respects to President Harding, Side A
    Keystone View Company
    funeral
    U.S. Capitol
    Washington, D.C.
    This stereograph by Keystone View Company shows President Calvin Coolidge and First Lady Grace Coolidge leaving from paying their respects to President Warren G. Harding on August 8, 1923, whose casket was lying in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda. While in San Francisco toward the end of his "Voyage of Understanding," Harding suddenly died on August 2, 1923, most likely from a heart attack. The caption reads: "President and Mrs. Coolidge Leaving Capitol Where President Harding's Body Was Lying in State, Washington, D. C."
  • The Coolidge Family with Their Dog
    Herbert E. French
    First Family
    pets
    This photograph by Herbert E. French of National Photo Company shows the Coolidge family and one of their dogs standing at the bottom of the steps leading to the South Portico. The dog is possibly Rob Roy, one of the Coolidges' white collies. Standing, from left to right, are: youngest son Calvin Coolidge, Jr. (who would die a week after this photo was taken), President Calvin Coolidge, First Lady Grace Coolidge, and older son, John Coolidge.
  • Grace Coolidge
    Harris & Ewing
    Grand Staircase
    State Floor
    This photograph by Harris & Ewing shows First Lady Grace Coolidge posed on the Grand Staircase in a formal evening gown. The Grand Staircase leads from the Second Floor of the White House down to the Entrance Hall on the State Floor.
  • National Ski Association Present Skis to the Coolidges
    Herbert E. French
    White House Guests
    sports
    This photograph by Herbert E. French of National Photo Company shows President Calvin Coolidge and First Lady Grace Coolidge with members of the National Ski Association. The Association presented a pair of skis to both the president and first lady outside, on the White House Grounds.
  • Grace Goodhue Coolidge
    Feodor Zakharov
    portrait
    This pencil sketch of First Lady Grace Coolidge was done by Feodor Zakharov. Zakharov began exhibiting in Russia in 1911 and then worldwide before settling in New York. Other commissions include works for a U.S. Ambassador to China and First Lady Edith Bolling Galt Wilson.
  • Mrs. Coolidge Gets Flowers and a Kiss from Children
    Herbert E. French
    White House Guests
    This photograph by Herbert E. French of National Photo Company shows Nan Norton, Elizabeth Ann Taylor, and Margaret Cooley presenting First Lady Grace Coolidge with a basket of daisies for the "May Day is Child Health Day" ceremony at the White House. Daisies were the emblem of the Better Health Day Movement. Each girl got a flower and Mrs. Coolidge received a kiss in return.
  • Grace Goodhue Coolidge
    Howard Chandler Christy
    portrait
    This watercolor painting of First Lady Grace Coolidge by Howard Chandler Christy is a preliminary version of the official portrait he painted. That portrait has historically hung in the White House China Room, which was decorated in a shade of red to match Mrs. Coolidge's dress. Calvin Coolidge was president from August 2, 1923 until March 4, 1929. Mrs. Coolidge held a Bachelor's degree in teaching and taught at a school for deaf children before her marriage. See image number 137 for the official portrait.
  • Mrs. Coolidge and Her Collie
    National Photo Company
    pets
    This photograph shows First Lady Grace Coolidge with one of her dogs, Prudence Prim, at a garden party on June 3, 1926. Prudence Prim is wearing a bonnet, and there is another dog (likely their white collie, Rob Roy) in the background.
  • Mrs. Coolidge with Her Raccoon, Rebecca
    National Photo Company
    pets
    This photograph shows First Lady Grace Coolidge holding her pet raccoon, Rebecca. In addition to many dogs and cats, Rebecca was one of several non-traditional pets the Coolidges kept at the White House, including geese, donkeys, and a bobcat, though it is uncertain how long these rare animals stayed at the White House. Other more exotic animals were gifted to the Coolidges by foreign dignitaries such as lions, a wallaby, and a pygmy hippo.
  • First Lady Grace Coolidge and Helen Keller
    National Photo Company
    White House Guests
    This photograph shows First Lady Grace Coolidge with Helen Keller while Keller was visiting Washington, D.C. Keller, who was blind and deaf, mastered several forms of communication during her lifetime, including Braille, touch lip-reading, typing, and spelling with her fingers. She is seen here reading Mrs. Coolidge's lips.
  • Mrs. Coolidge Shows Rebecca to Children
    Herbert E. French
    holidays
    Easter Egg Roll
    children
    pet
    This black and white photograph by Herbert E. French of the National Photo Company was taken on April 18, 1927. In this photograph, First Lady Grace Coolidge introduces her pet raccoon Rebecca to a group of children attending the White House Easter Egg Roll. Though odd by today's standards, domesticated pets like raccoons, badgers, and squirrels were common at the time. The annual Easter Egg Roll dates back to 1878 and the Rutherford B. Hayes administration.
  • Grace Goodhue Coolidge
    Howard Chandler Christy
    official portrait
    This portrait of First Lady Grace Goodhue Coolidge was painted by artist Howard Chandler Christy circa 1924, during Calvin Coolidge's presidency. Mrs. Coolidge poses with her white Collie, Rob Roy. The portrait hangs in the White House China Room, which was decorated in a shade of red to match Mrs. Coolidge's dress. Calvin Coolidge was president from August 2, 1923 until March 4, 1929. Mrs. Coolidge held a Bachelor's degree in teaching and taught at a school for deaf children before her marriage.