THE PRESIDENCY: The White House Week: Jul. 19, 1926

¶ One thousand feet above the sea, on the shores of Lake Osgood (near Paul Smith's, N. Y.), sleeps President Coolidge. The owls hoot, just as they did on the south grounds of the White House, (TIME, Apr. 26), but the air is fresher.

In the morning he rises, whiffs the sharp mountain air, glances at a portrait of Napoleon hanging in his bedroom, gazes across the lake at the mountains (A dozen trees which obstructed the view have been removed). He inspects "civilization in the abstract," as Architect William G. Massarene calls...

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