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President Wilson's Sheep, 1917

Entitled: "White House. Sheep on lawn." Photographed by Harris & Ewing, 1917. After President Woodrow Wilson declared war on Germany in April of 1917, his own family undertook to set an example of home front contributions to the war effort. Wilson purchased a flock of 18 sheep led by an ornery ram named Old Ike who was famous for chewing tobacco. The White House sheep released groundskeeping personnel so they could enlist, saved money on maintenance and raised money through wool sales. The flock retired to the Maryland farm of Lionel Probert, chief of the Washington bureau of the Associated Press.

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