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  • Vice President Curtis Shares a Skookum Apple with a Native American Man
    National Photo Company
    American Indians
    This photograph shows Vice President Charles Curtis posing while holding a Skookum brand apple with an unidentified Native American man in 1929. The brand name was registered by the Northwestern Fruit Exchange in 1914, with its name derived from a Chinook word meaning "special." In 1921, the Skookum trademark was transferred to the Skookum Packers Association which became a leader in the apple farming industry for the Wenatchee region in central Washington, ancestral home of the Wenatchi-P'Squosa people. Born in Kansas to a white father and Native American mother, and raised by his maternal grandparents, Curtis was the first person of Native American descent as well as the first person of color to serve as vice president. He served as vice president for President Herbert Hoover.
  • Vice President Curtis Greets Native Americans
    Harris & Ewing
    American Indians
    This photograph shows Vice President Charles Curtis greeting a group of people in 1928. The group includes several American Indians dressed in traditional attire. Born in Kansas to a white father and Native American mother, and raised by his maternal grandparents, Curtis was the first person of Native American descent as well as the first person of color to serve as vice president. He served as vice president for President Herbert Hoover.
  • United States Indian Band Performs for Vice President Curtis
    National Photo Company
    music
    U.S. Capitol
    American Indians
    Washington, D.C.
    In this photograph, taken on April 26, 1929, musicians from the United States Indian Band perform for Vice President Charles Curtis on the steps of the United States Capitol Building. The band, which included representatives from 13 tribal nations, visited the Capitol to pay their respects to Curtis and Senator William Bliss Pine of Oklahoma. Born in Kansas to a white father and Native American mother, and raised by his maternal grandparents, Curtis was the first person of Native American descent as well as the first person of color to serve as vice president. He served as vice president to President Herbert Hoover.
  • United States Indian Band Performs for Vice President Curtis
    National Photo Company
    music
    U.S. Capitol
    American Indians
    Washington, D.C.
    In this photograph, taken on April 26, 1929, musicians from the United States Indian Band perform for Vice President Charles Curtis on the steps of the United States Capitol Building. The band, which included representatives from 13 tribal nations, visited the Capitol to pay their respects to Curtis and Oklahoma Senator William Bliss Pine. Born in Kansas to a white father and Native American mother, and raised by his maternal grandparents, Curtis was the first person of Native American descent as well as the first person of color to serve as vice president. He served as vice president for President Herbert Hoover.
  • Vice President Curtis Throws Opening Pitch at Congressional Baseball Game
    Harris & Ewing
    sports
    Washington, D.C.
    Congress
    In this photograph, taken on June 4, 1932, Vice President Charles Curtis throws the opening pitch at the Congressional Baseball Game at Griffith Stadium in Washington, D.C. The friendly competition between Republican and Democrat members of Congress was first held in 1909, and soon became an anticipated tradition. The first Congressional Baseball Game since the start of the Great Depression, the 1932 game was held as a fundraiser to benefit unemployed people in the District of Columbia. The Republicans defeated the Democrats with a final score of 19-5.
  • Hoover Cabinet Members Visit White House at Christmastime
    Harris & Ewing
    winter holidays
    decorations
    North Portico
    North Door
    Cabinet
    In this photograph, guests including members of President Herbert Hoover's Cabinet and their spouses pose outside of the North Door of the White House. Trees flank either side of the door and a wreath hangs above for the holiday season. Among those pictured here is Vice President Charles Curtis, Secretary of the Navy Charles Francis Adams III, and Secretary of the Interior Ray Lyman Wilbur.
  • Vice President Curtis at Work in his Office on a Hot Day
    National Photo Company
    U.S. Capitol
    Washington, D.C.
    In this photograph, taken on July 11, 1929, Vice President Charles Curtis mops sweat off his brow as he sits beside an electric fan at his desk on a hot day at his office in the United States Capitol Building. That week, temperatures in the nation's capital were unseasonably warm, with highs exceeding 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Hot and humid summers have long been a part of life in Washington, D.C., with many presidents electing to travel to retreats such as Camp David during the summer months to escape the oppressive heat.
  • Vice President Charles Curtis
    Strauss Peyton
    portraits
    American Indians
    This black-and-white photographic portrait is of Vice President Charles Curtis. Curtis served President Herbert Hoover as the 31st Vice President of the United States from 1929-1933. Born in Kansas to a white father and Native American mother, and raised by his maternal grandparents, Curtis was the first person of Native American descent as well as the first person of color to serve as vice president.