President Taft campaigning, Sanford, 1912

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President Taft campaigning, Sanford, 1912

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In his bid for reelection, President William Howard Taft made a rare campaign stop in Sanford on October 23, 1912, for half an hour. He is believed to be one of the only sitting presidents to visit Sanford. Taft is the large man standing in the open car with his back toward the camera.

The police officer standing directly before President Taft is Joseph Frechette (1878-1932). The man wearing the derby standing next to the left-rear bumper is believed to be Clifford Holdsworth, who lived to be more than 100 years old and donated Holdsworth Park to the Town of Sanford. It is noted on the original photo that Russell Goodall is also standing next to the car.

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  • Title: President Taft campaigning, Sanford, 1912
  • Creation Date: 1912-10-23
  • Subject Date: 1912-10-23
  • Location: Sanford, York County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 7.93 cm x 13.89 cm
  • Object Type: Image

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Sanford-Springvale Historical Society
P. O. Box 276 505 Main Street, Springvale, ME 04083
(207) 490-1028

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