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signature and date: lower right: "Halmi / White House 1912"
This portrait of President Taft, the twenty-seventh president of the United States (1909-1912), was purchased from the widow of the artist. The Society owns several letters relating to this portrait written by Halmi and C. D. Hilles, secretary to the president.
Purchase, James B. Wilbur Fund
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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