Edward N. Jackson Photographs Finding Aid


Edward N. Jackson Photographs Finding Aid


Eagle, Brianna






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.


Joseph J. Caro


Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library




One photocopy per folder; arranged chronologically
by date

Container List:

Folder 1: [1912-99-99 to 1915-99-99]; Woodrow Wilson with William Jennings Bryan
Folder 2: 1913-03-03; Woodrow Wilson and Ellen Axson Wilson leave Princeton for White House
Folder 3: 1917-03-05; Woodrow Wilson takes Oath of Office at second inauguration
Folder 4: 191-03-05; Woodrow Wilson at second Inaugural Address
Folder 5: 1918-12-13; Woodrow Wilson in Paris
Folder 6: 1918-12-17; Parade celebrating end of World War II in Paris with Wilson in carriage
Folder 7: 1918-12-17; Woodrow Wilson in France
Folder 8: 1918-12-25; Woodrow Wilson and Edith Bolling Wilson reviewing troops in France
Folder 9: 1918-12-25; Woodrow Wilson and General John T. Pershing in France
Folder 10: 1918-12-26; Woodrow Wilson and Edith Bolling Wilson, with Cary T. Grayson, leave for England
Folder 11: 1918-12-26; Woodrow Wilson and King George V inspect Guard at Buckingham Palace
Folder 12: 1918-12-26; Woodrow Wilson and Edith Bolling Wilson with Lord Chesterfield arriving at Mansion House, London
Folder 13: 1918-12-31; Edith Bolling Wilson, Queen Mary, Woodrow Wilson, King Edward V, and Princess Mary
Folder 14: 1918-12-31; Cary T. Grayson, Charles Cust, and Woodorw Wilson aboard HMS Ambulance from Dover to Calais
Folder 15: 1919-01-03; Edith Bolling Wilson and Duca di Genova and Queen of Italy, Rome
Folder 16: 1919-02-27; Woodrow Wilson marches on Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington D.C.
Folder 17: 1919-02-27; Woodrow Wilson reviews the troops
Folder 18: 1919-03-04; Woodrow Wilson
Folder 19: 1919-4-11; Paris Peace Conference
Folder 20: 1919-04-11; Paris Peace Conference room
Folder 21: 1919-05-08; Woodrow Wilson and Edith Bolling Wilson at Longchamp Racecourse
Folder 22: 1919-05-16; Peace Conference room at Chateau Saint Germaine en Loye, France
Folder 23: 1919-05-27; The Big Four at the Paris Peace Conference
Folder 24: 1919-06-18; Woodrow Wilson and King Albert of Belgium view ruins of Nieuport, Belgium
Folder 25: 1919-06-18; Woodrow Wilson views destruction of Nieuport, Belgium
Folder 26: 1919-06-19; Woodrow Wilson and King Albert of Belgium view ruins of Louvain Library
Folder 27: 1919-06-99; Woodrow Wilson inspects the rotating device for Big Bertha artillery piece
Folder 28: 1919-07-08; Woodrow Wilson onboard George Washington arrives in Hoboken, New Jersey
Folder 29: 1919-99-99; Parade in New York City

Biography or History

“Edward Norman Jackson (June 28, 1885 - November 11, 1967) was an American photographer and photojournalist for the New York Daily News. Jackson was President Woodrow Wilson’s European photographer during the close of WWI and photographed “The Big Four” world leaders at the Paris peace accord. For Jackson, news photography was the “eyes” of the news.” – from edwardnjackson.com

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.


Edward N Jackson FA.pdf


Eagle, Brianna, “Edward N. Jackson Photographs Finding Aid,” 1915-1919, FA100019, Edward N. Jackson Photographs, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.

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