Presidential Salute: 1912

Presidential Salute: 1912

The battleship Minnesota firing a presidential salute of 21 guns, with the U.S. presidential yacht Mayflower in the background. Probably part of a naval review for President William Howard Taft in New York City, October 14, 1912. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2009, New York Times, October 15, 1912, and caption for similar image on p. 324 of McCandless and Grosvenor's Flags of the World, 1917.) Photograph taken October 14, 1912. Published by Bain News Service. Old photos provided by LOC. Original Medium: glass negative.