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Pauline was the pet of President William Howard Taft and is seen here grazing on the south lawn of the White House. She supplied the Taft family with fresh milk daily.

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  1. zyrcster 73 months ago | reply

    Info on Pauline from the Presidential pet museum:

  2. Mouserola! 72 months ago | reply

    Here is another photo of the cow, but the spots don't look the same to me! What's the story? Is one of the images actually reversed, so we're really seeing the cow's other side? Or is one the PREVIOUS presidential cow, Mooly Wooly?

    Thanks for this photo, by the way, it was a big thrill for me. I'm from Wisconsin, and my grandfather shook hands with president Taft in 1912 when Taft visited Appleton, Wisconsin. Grandpa was ten years old. The president suddenly turned to him and said, "Little boy, how would you like to shake hands with the president of the United States?" Big turning point and influence on my grandfather's life. When George Bush came to Appleton, the Post-Crescent newspaper declared it was the first time a "sitting president" had come to town. My grandfather straightened the newspaper out, which was duly acknowledged in a follow up article.

    Pauline was from Kenosha, Wisconsin. The original detailed New York Times newspaper article about Pauline can be viewed at:

  3. Filippo P 72 months ago | reply

    Cow controversy! I love it!

  4. Pixel Wrangler 72 months ago | reply

    Cow Gate!

    My money is on Mooley Wooly!
    (then again, those 'spots' were hand colored ;)

  5. DC Public Library Commons 72 months ago | reply

    Ha! Cow Gate! I love it.

  6. Norskejenta1 [deleted] 42 months ago | reply

    This is a Beautiful, photo. I learned something new, again today. Great Historical Photo. Thank you.

  7. elvis.sevening 32 months ago | reply

    would love to use this as an album cover.

    willing to pay.

    serious inquiry,


  8. shopobdii 29 months ago | reply

    So beautiful! I like this picture! The color match very vell

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