Dwight wouldn't return to Denison until 1946 as a war hero and then again six years later as a candidate for the Presidency.
The home is a modest two-story structure with an attached kitchen. Although the railroad has long since moved, there was a short section of track where the rails once stood--only 12 or 15 yards from the front porch of the house! I spent a fair amount of time working the tracks in to pictures before moving in closer to look for details. One aspect I respond to with original homes is that you can stand in the very place the president was born. I photographed in the bedroom where he was born as well as several images of the outside window. Finally, I made pictures that attempt to show the humble nature of this little house as well as the great trees that surround it in order to relate something about this larger-than-life personality that came from such ordinary beginnings.