Edward N. Jackson Photographs
Edward N. Jackson
Photographs taken by Edward N. Jackson ranging from President Woodrow Wilson’s second inauguration, Wilson’s time in Europe, and his attendance at the Paris Peace Conference.
Jackson joined the Army Signal Corps reserves at the age of 32 and reported for training at Camp Alfred Vail in Little Silver, New Jersey on October 22, 1917. Due to his extensive photographic experience he was promoted to 1st Lieutenant and was assigned the title of Official War Photographer. Several months later he was selected to be President Woodrow Wilson’s official photographer. Jackson spent nearly a year on the battlefront in France and received several military commendations. He was given a battlefield promotion to Captain of the twenty-seventh division of the Army Signal Corps, and assigned directly to President Wilson’s European peace entourage. His photograph of “The Big Four” taken in Paris on May 27, 1919 showed the leaders of the free world: British Prime Minister David Lloyd George, Italian Premier Vittorio Orlando, French Prime Minister Georges Clemenceau, and US President Woodrow Wilson.
Joeseph J. Caro
Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum
Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924
Paris Peace Conference (1919-1920)
1 box of 29 photocopies, 30 JPGs
JP Tumulty writes to Edward N. Jackson for a larger copy of a Wilson portrait.