Governor Hughes Visits, 1909

SB Hughes Reception Line

The reception line of YMCA men awaiting the arrival of New York Governor Charles Evans Hughes.

SB Hughes plus Escort

Governor Hughes, in a dark suit, strides up to the Inn; I am fairly certain the man with the white side whiskers and his hat in his hand is Richard Cary Morse, for whom Morse Hall is named.

SB Governor Hughes

The reception line, which has fallen in behind the Governor, sings “Onward Christian Soldiers” as they pass in review, while the Governor greets men on the podium.

One of the lines from the Governor’s speech that day was “The striking feature of our present-day life is the constant search for reality.” These images are from a trove of Jesse Sumner Wooley postcards up on eBay.


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