Dances with Collies

It’s close to the end of the month, and I’m desperate for more clicks… so, on the theory that there’s always interest in handsome animals, if not in undeservedly obscure 1920s presidents, I give you Calvin Coolidge with one of his quadruped White House friends, the collie Rob Roy. And maybe it’s just me, but I thought it almost looked as if the two of them are dancing 🙂

Calvin Coolidge and Rob Roy, Oct. 31, 1924

Calvin Coolidge and Rob Roy, Oct. 31, 1924

A Coolidge White House anecdote: too many Johnsons

TIME Magazine of Feb. 18 reports that in the preceding week,

in one day, there called at the White House: 1) Senator Magnus Johnson of Minnesota, to discuss farm matters; 2) Robert U. Johnson, former Ambassador to Italy, on a personal matter; 3) Dr. I Fred Johnson, prominent member of the Lee Highway Association, with his associates; 4) James W. Johnson, Secretary of the NAACP, with a petition for the release of 54 blacks of the 24th infantry in Leavenworth Penitentiary for the Houston Riot of 1917; and 5) Henry Lincoln Johnson, Republican National Committee member from Georgia. Even the president was reported to have found this a case of too much Johnson; he addressed one of them on a subject which pertained to another.