The Audio Visual collection at the Hoover Presidential Library consists of approximately 30,000 photographs, 700 films, and 390 audio recordings that document the lives of Herbert and Lou Henry Hoover.
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Herbert Hoover and Charles Curtis, nominees for the 1928 Republican Party.
04/14/1930 President Hoover throwing out first ball in opening game of the season between the Boston Red Sox and the Washington Senators.
Allan, Lou and Herbert Jr. in the garden of their Washington, DC home. 06/17/1928
First Lady Lou Hoover seated at the "Monroe Desk" that was reproduced for the White House collection. 1931
President Hoover with First Lady Lou and Weegie at Camp Rapidan, 08/20/1932
Former First Lady Lou Hoover addressed the public on the subject matter, "What does the Future Hold in Store for our Daughters." 03/16/1936
Herbert and Lou Henry with Lou's sister and parents on their wedding day. 02/10/1899
Herbert Jr., and Herbert Hoover at railway station in Cairo, Egypt. ca 1905
Allan, Herbert, Lou and Herbert Jr. about to board the S.S. Ryndam for the United States. 1917
Sec. of Commerce Herbert Hoover, Lou Hoover, son Herbert Hoover Jr.(on the left), his wife Margaret and son Allan pose for photograph in front of Washington DC home. Hoover had just been nominated to run for president on the Republican ticket. 06/17/1928
Secretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover with sons Herbert Jr. and Allan in the garden of their home in Washington, DC, 06/17/1928.
The Hoover family, Allan, Herbert, Lou and Herbert Jr., visit the birth place of Herbert Hoover in West Branch, IA.
The Hoover family reading early election returns at their Palo Alto home on Stanford campus in CA. 11/06/1928
President elect Herbert Hoover and wife Lou on board the ship during the South American tour. 12/28/1928
President elect Herbert Hoover and his wife Lou on their way to the Inauguration ceremonies, March 4, 1929.
President Hoover and wife Lou making their way across the Los Angeles Coliseum attending the University of Southern California vs. Stanford football game. 11/13/1933
In 1907 the Hoovers moved into the "Red House" in London, England. 1909-1914
In 1917 Lou began work designing the home in Palo Alto, California. In 1920 they moved in, after Lou's death in 1944 Herbert Hoover donated the home to the University of Stanford
Secretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover and family, moved into this home at 2300 S Street, Washington DC in 1917. The retained the home until 1944.
The Hoovers used their personal funds to build the retreat at Rapidan in Virginia. After leaving office they deeded the camp to the federal government and it was later incorporated into the Shenandoah national Park. The Presidents Cabin also called "the Brown House," Camp Rapidan.
President and Lou Hoover in the White House gardens with Pat and Weegie (Pat has the ball). 06/15/1932
Former President Herbert Hoover playing with Weegie at the Palo Alto home. 1936