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Philippine women received by First Lady
In her role as First Lady, Florence Harding performed many ceremonial duties like this one, greeting the wives of a Philippine delegation in 1922

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Florence Kling Harding Was Born
August 15, 1860

When Mrs. Harding moved into the White House, she reopened the mansion and grounds to the public, as they had been closed during Woodrow Wilson's illness while he was president. Mrs. Harding presided over a crowded social calendar in the White House. She had many ceremonial duties, such as the one in this photo, where she is greeting the wives of the Philippine delegation who were seeking the recognition of complete independence of the islands. Mrs. Harding is in the center of the group along with Mme. Jaime C. De Veyra, who presented the Philippine women.
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