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Underwood & Underwood Luncheon among the forest giants - Presidential Party at the Big Tree Grove, Santa Cruz, Cal.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06449.16 Author/Creator: Underwood & Underwood Place Written: Santa Cruz, Cal. Type: Photograph Date: 1901 Pagination: Stereoview.

Summary of Content: Formal party al fresco. Dignitaries occupy the middle ground, against a backdrop of trees. A table decorated with fruits, flowers, and wheat sheaves is in the foreground.

People: Underwood & Underwood
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Historical Era: Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929

Subjects: PresidentEntertaining and Hospitality

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