Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas 1919

In December 1919, Newton Baker, a member of President Wilson's cabinet was photographed with his son and his son's Christmas gift.

"Jack Baker's Christmas present from his father was a complete overseas outfit, a regulation army rifle, gas mask, helmit [i.e. , helmet], etc. Photo shows the Secty. giving Jack his first instruction in the use of the rifle."
National Photo Company collection, Library of Congress

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