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Governor Claude Swanson and the 1907 Jamestown Exposition
Original Author: Unknown
Created: 1907
Medium: Photograph
Publisher: Virginia Historical Society

Governor Claude Swanson and the 1907 Jamestown Exposition

Governor Claude A. Swanson (1862–1939), at center in top hat and white cravat, is surrounded by a crowd of officials and spectators on the front steps of the Virginia building at the Jamestown Ter-Centennial Exposition, an event held in Norfolk, Virginia, from April 26 to November 30, 1907, that marked the three hundredth anniversary of the founding of the Jamestown colony by settlers from England. The exterior of the building is festooned with American flags, the state flag, and a framed portrait of U.S. president Theodore Roosevelt—one of the many dignitaries who attended the Jamestown exhibition. This photograph is mounted in a scrapbook commemorating the events of the international fair.

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