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11206e. (framed photograph.) June 9, 1909. General Superintendent Sumner I Kimball, Assistant Superintendent O.M. Maxim and U.S. Surfmen on steps of Treasury Building, after shaking hands with President Taft in the White House.”

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11206e. (framed photograph.) June 9, 1909. General Superintendent Sumner I Kimball, Assistant Superintendent O.M. Maxim and U.S. Surfmen on steps of Treasury Building, after shaking hands with President Taft in the White House.”

11206e. (framed photograph.) June 9, 1909. General Superintendent Sumner I Kimball, Assistant Superintendent O.M. Maxim and U.S. Surfmen on steps of Treasury Building, after shaking hands with President Taft in the White House.” The Surfman’s Mutual Benefit Association was instituted in the later 1800’s to provide an organization to which the surfman could belong to provide comradeship as well as promote their common interests. Through their efforts retirement and death benefits were later instituted for the men and other benefits lobbied for. The organization held annual meetings and published a monthly journal entitled Along the Coast. Photo may be original or may be copy print. Framed photo measures 11” x 14” in original wood frame. Clear, close view. Rare Life Saving Service view. (VG). $65.