Great image on postcard, with center image of Taft surrounded by putti, Lady Liberty, man waving American flag, NYC image of Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges along with a gunboat sailing up the East river. All enhanced by gold accents.
On back, TH.E.L. “Theochrom” “Printed in Germany”
Postcard published by Theodor Eismann company from Leipzig, Saxony using their “Theochrom” (glossy lacquer finish) process.
Light smudging on back, rust spots.
William Howard Taft (1857–1930) was the 27th president of the United States (1909–1913) and the tenth chief justice of the United States (1921–1930), the only person to have held both offices. Taft was elected president in 1908, the chosen successor of Theodore Roosevelt, but was defeated for re-election by Woodrow Wilson in 1912 after Roosevelt split the Republican vote by running as a third-party candidate. In 1921, President Warren G. Harding appointed Taft to be chief justice, a position in which he served until a month before his death.