Flashback Friday: Future First Lady Lou Henry Posing on a Burro

Each week we scour the web for interesting and historic documents that catch our eye, make us think or simply make us laugh.


Photo Caption: Future First Lady Lou Henry posing on a burro at Acton, California, 8/22/1891 (Hoover Presidential Library). Description Courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration’s Prologue: “Lou Henry Hoover was a scientist, polyglot, author, Girl Scout supporter, and world traveler. She mixed smarts, practicality, and adventure. Apparently Herbert Hoover was charmed “by her whimsical mind, her blue eyes and a broad grinnish smile.” Photo Credit: National Archives and Records Administration.

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