Herbert Hoover Presidential Museum, West Branch Photos

The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library-Museum traces how Hoover rose from a humble cabin to mining millionaire, how he spearheaded feeding Belgium in WW I, how he became one of the most progressive Secretaries of Commerce ever, promoting electrification, telephones radio & TV for America, how he won a landslide for President, & how he was unprepared to cope with the Depression & fell into disgrace because of it.

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Herbert Clark Hoover portrait by Douglas Chandor at National Portrait Gallery. Washington, DC.Painted portrait of Herbert Hoover President-elect by Henry Salem Hubbell. West Branch, IA.Herbert Hoover Presidential Library & Museum building. West Branch, IA.Wicker Rocker of Herbert Hoover's maternal grandmother with Quaker bonnet, meeting house oil lamp & bible. West Branch, IA.
Herbert Clark Hoover portrait (1931) by Douglas Chandor at National Portrait Gallery. Washington, DC.Painted portrait of Herbert Hoover President-elect (1929) by Henry Salem Hubbell. West Branch, IA.Herbert Hoover Presidential Library & Museum building (1962). West Branch, IA.Wicker Rocker of Herbert Hoover's maternal grandmother with Quaker bonnet, meeting house oil lamp & bible. West Branch, IA.
Wicker Rocker of Herbert Hoover's maternal grandmother at Hoover Library. West Branch, IA.Metal toy train which belonged to Herbert Hoover at Hoover Library. West Branch, IA.Museum display showing Herbert Hoover as mining engineer in Australia where he made his fortune at Hoover Library. West Branch, IA.Museum display showing details of how Boxer Rebellion besieged Hoover & his wife Lou Henry in China at Hoover Library. West Branch, IA.
Wicker Rocker of Herbert Hoover's maternal grandmother at Hoover Library. West Branch, IA.Metal toy train which belonged to Herbert Hoover at Hoover Library. West Branch, IA.Museum display showing Herbert Hoover as mining engineer in Australia where he made his fortune at Hoover Library. West Branch, IA.Museum display showing details of how Boxer Rebellion besieged Hoover & his wife Lou Henry in China at Hoover Library. West Branch, IA.
Blue & white Ch'ing dynasty porcelain which the Hoovers started collecting while in China & continued for life at Hoover Museum. West Branch, IA.Remember Belgium propaganda poster used to raise funds for relief of the invaded country in World War I, an effort headed by Herbert Hoover. West Branch, IA.Maple Leaf Milling wheat sack from Manitoba, Canada which was returned embroidered to Hoover to show gratitude for the relief efforts he lead in World War I. West Branch, IA.Embroidered Olympic Graham Flour sack created by Belgians to raise funds for more relief food. West Branch, IA.
Blue & white Ch'ing dynasty porcelain which the Hoovers started collecting while in China & continued for life at Hoover Museum. West Branch, IA.Remember Belgium propaganda poster used to raise funds for relief of the invaded country in World War I, an effort headed by Herbert Hoover. West Branch, IA.Maple Leaf Milling wheat sack from Manitoba, Canada which was returned embroidered to Hoover to show gratitude for the relief efforts he lead in World War I. West Branch, IA.Embroidered Olympic Graham Flour sack (Dayton, WA) created by Belgians to raise funds for more relief food. West Branch, IA.
Flour sack embroidered with poppies to remember 1915 at Hoover Museum. West Branch, IA.Belgian Relief Fund embroidered flour sack thanks people of Indiana for aid at Hoover Museum. West Branch, IA.Embroidered Viking ship on flour sack to thank America for World War I food relief to Belgium. West Branch, IA.Plaster life mask of Herbert Hoover cast at Versailles Peace Conference at Hoover Museum. West Branch, IA.
Flour sack embroidered with poppies to remember 1915 at Hoover Museum. West Branch, IA.Belgian Relief Fund embroidered flour sack thanks people of Indiana for aid at Hoover Museum. West Branch, IA.Embroidered Viking ship on flour sack to thank America for World War I food relief to Belgium. West Branch, IA.Plaster life mask of Herbert Hoover (1919) cast at Versailles Peace Conference at Hoover Museum. West Branch, IA.
Early Maytag electric washing machine from Amana, IA illustrates Hoovers effort to electrify America as Secretary of Commerce at Hoover Museum. West Branch, IA.Radio microphone used by Secretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover for first licensed radio station on January 15, 1921 in Pittsburgh now at Hoover Museum. West Branch, IA.Herbert Hoover 1928 Presidential campaign buttons. West Branch, IA.Light bulb with HH initials & elephant promoting Hoover's record of the electrification of America in his political efforts at Hoover Museum. West Branch, IA.
Early Maytag electric washing machine from Amana, IA illustrates Hoovers effort to electrify America as Secretary of Commerce at Hoover Museum. West Branch, IA.Radio microphone used by Secretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover for first licensed radio station on January 15, 1921 in Pittsburgh now at Hoover Museum. West Branch, IA.Herbert Hoover 1928 Presidential campaign buttons. West Branch, IA.Light bulb with HH initials & elephant promoting Hoover's record of the electrification of America in his political efforts at Hoover Museum. West Branch, IA.
Hoover for President pins at Hoover Museum. West Branch, IA.Hoover for President elephant at Hoover Museum. West Branch, IA.Hoover & Al Smith pins at Hoover Museum. West Branch, IA.Herbert Hoover Inauguration gold medal at Hoover Museum. West Branch, IA.
Hoover for President pins (1928) at Hoover Museum. West Branch, IA.Hoover for President elephant at Hoover Museum. West Branch, IA.Hoover & Al Smith pins at Hoover Museum. West Branch, IA.Herbert Hoover Inauguration gold medal (March 9, 1929) at Hoover Museum. West Branch, IA.
Brass medal to commemorate first combination train-air passenger service at Hoover Museum. West Branch, IA.First Presidential telephone at Hoover Museum. West Branch, IA.Presidential China used from Woodrow Wilson through Herbert Hoover by Lenox of Trenton, NJ at Hoover Museum. West Branch, IA.American eagle on Presidential china at Hoover Museum. West Branch, IA.
Brass medal to commemorate first combination train-air passenger service (July 7, 1929) at Hoover Museum. West Branch, IA.First Presidential telephone at Hoover Museum. West Branch, IA.Presidential China used from Woodrow Wilson through Herbert Hoover by Lenox of Trenton, NJ at Hoover Museum. West Branch, IA.American eagle on Presidential china at Hoover Museum. West Branch, IA.
Yellow bordered Presidential china at Hoover Museum. West Branch, IA.Presidential china detail at Hoover Museum. West Branch, IA.Eagle radiator emblem displayed on Hoover's White House automobiles at Hoover Museum. West Branch, IA.Miniature enameled portrait of King of Siam given to Hoover during 1931 royal visit at Hoover Museum. West Branch, IA.
Yellow bordered Presidential china at Hoover Museum. West Branch, IA.Presidential china detail at Hoover Museum. West Branch, IA.Eagle radiator emblem displayed on Hoover's White House automobiles at Hoover Museum. West Branch, IA.Miniature enameled portrait of King of Siam given to Hoover during 1931 royal visit at Hoover Museum. West Branch, IA.
Hoover reelection campaign buttons at Hoover Museum. West Branch, IA.Don't Change Now reelection poster at Hoover Museum. West Branch, IA.Herbert Hoover Toby mug at Hoover Museum. West Branch, IA.Hoover's Park Ave. New York apartment office at Hoover Museum. West Branch, IA.
Hoover reelection campaign buttons at Hoover Museum. West Branch, IA.Don't Change Now reelection poster at Hoover Museum. West Branch, IA.Herbert Hoover Toby mug at Hoover Museum. West Branch, IA.Hoover's Park Ave. New York apartment office (1940) at Hoover Museum. West Branch, IA.
Lou Henry Hoover portrait over Hoover's retirement office fireplace at Hoover Museum. West Branch, IA.Antique blue Chinese porcelain collection of Hoovers. West Branch, IA.Antique blue Chinese porcelain collection of Hoovers. West Branch, IA.Antique blue Chinese porcelain collection of Hoovers. West Branch, IA.
Lou Henry Hoover portrait over Hoover's retirement office fireplace at Hoover Museum. West Branch, IA.Antique blue Chinese porcelain collection of Hoovers. West Branch, IA.Antique blue Chinese porcelain collection of Hoovers. West Branch, IA.Antique blue Chinese porcelain collection of Hoovers. West Branch, IA.
Rouge de Fer plate from Ming dynasty at Hoover Museum. West Branch, IA.Engraving of First Reading of the Emancipation Proclamation after F.B. Carpenter's 1864 painting at Hoover Museum. West Branch, IA.University of Iowa mascot Herky the Hawk by artist Lou Picek carrying flour sack to feed the world at Hoover Museum. West Branch, IA.
Rouge de Fer plate from Ming dynasty (1426-45) at Hoover Museum. West Branch, IA.Engraving of First Reading of the Emancipation Proclamation after F.B. Carpenter's 1864 painting at Hoover Museum. West Branch, IA.University of Iowa mascot Herky the Hawk by artist Lou Picek carrying flour sack to feed the world at Hoover Museum. West Branch, IA.

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