President Calvin Coolidge and First Lady Grace Coolidge at the Christening of Dirigible "U.S.S. Los Angeles."

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President Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933) and First Lady Grace Coolidge(1879-1957) at the christening of the dirigible U.S.S. Los Angeles, Bolling Field, November 25, 1924. Left to right: Olive Doolittle Wilbur (1867-1942), wife of the Secretary of the Navy; Grace Goodhue Coolidge (1879-1957); Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933), 30th President of the United States; Curtis Dwight Wilbur (1867-1954), U.S. Secretary of the Navy; and William Adger Moffett (1869-1933), Chief of the Army Air Service. Just visible behind Grace Coolidge, with his right arm pointing upward is Captain Adolphus Andrews (1879-1948), Naval Aide to President Coolidge.


  • Coolidge, Calvin 1872-1933
  • Coolidge, Grace Goodhue 1879-1957
  • Wilbur, Olive Doolittle 1867-1942
  • Wilbur, Curtis Dwight 1867-1954
  • Moffett, William A (William Adger) 1869-1933
  • Andrews, Adolphus 1879-1948
  • U.S.S. Los Angeles (Airship)
  • United States Navy
  • United States President
  • United States Army Air Service

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 90-105, Science Service Records, Image No. SIA2017-003782

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  • 1924
  • November 25, 1924

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Bolling Field (Washington, D.C.)


Black-and-white photographs

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SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2017-003782]

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Photographic prints; 3 x 4.5

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