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Friday Feature: Soaking the Tiger

Four workers sit comfortably in an oversized empty bath tub.

Pictured: Four gentlemen in what would become President Taft’s bathtub (before it made its way to the White House).

Did you know? William Howard Taft had an extra-large bathtub installed in the White House during his Presidency (where it remained until a White House renovation). A replica of Taft's tub is on display in the National Archives in Washington D.C.

Click here to see the original order for the bathtub, submitted by the captain of the U.S.S. North Carolina in 1908, and here to see a description in the journal Engineering Review from 1909 (p. 69).

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