Governor Coolidge swears in the State Legislature — But What is Wrong with this Picture?

Governor Coolidge swears in the Massachusetts State Legislature, January 5, 1921. Courtesy of the Boston Herald.

Governor Coolidge (center, behind the middle podium) swears in the Massachusetts State Legislature, January 5, 1921. Courtesy of the Boston Herald.

Clue: Aren’t you supposed to raise your right hand when you take the oath/affirmation of office? Shouldn’t it be this way?

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