Congratulations to Susan Carrier, who wins with her guess "Woodrow Wilson on the campaign trail?"
In the 1911 photo above, New Jersey Governor Woodrow Wilson leans over the railing of a caboose during a stop in Pasadena on a cross-country campaign tour. He was elected the 28th president of the United States the following year.
The people of Pasadena hosted a luncheon for the candidate May 11, 1911, at the Hotel Maryland, shown in the photo below.
Here's an excerpt from an article in that afternoon's Pasadena Daily News:
Few such public utterances on national questions have ever been heard in Pasadena before. Not even the semi-divine Roosevelt came out as strong on his cherished subjects as did Governor Wilson.Assuming Mayor Thomas Earley was at the luncheon, here's his portrait from the Hall of Mayors.
As I did with the big reveal about President Theodore Roosevelt's visit to Pasadena, I'll post Governor Wilson's remarks tomorrow.
Many thanks to Pasadena Public Library and Pasadena Museum of History.