Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Woolly-Headed At The White House

During World War I, Woodrow and Edith Wilson kept a flock of sheep on the White House grounds to save costs to cut the grass. The wool was also auctioned off to raise money for the Red Cross. c. 1920-1924, by Martin A. Gruber. Black and white print, Smithsonian Institution Archives, RU007355 - Martin A. Gruber Photograph Collection, 1919-1924.
Photo and caption from The Bigger Picture: Visual Arts and the Smithsonian
Hat tip to Peter Kurilecz

1 comment:

lotusmoss said...

Hello! Glad you're enjoying the sheep! Thank you for the post.

If you're interested in the rest of this set of photos, which include views of Washington DC from the early 1900s, check them out on Flickr here:

Catherine Shteynberg
Smithsonian Institution Archives