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25 Rare Photos of Manuel L. Quezon Through the Years

Looking back at the life of one of the Philippines' most stylish presidents.
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From the presidential office to official photographs, the second President of the Philippines and the first of the Commonwealth had a look of his own. On what would have been his 142nd birthday, we pay tribute to Manuel L. Quezon with photos of him through the years.

Manuel L. Quezon in his 30s

Photograph taken when Quezon was the resident commissioner of the Philippines to the United States

Resident Commissioner Manuel L. Quezon

Resident Commissioner Manuel L. Quezon

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An early portrait of Manuel L. Quezon

Manuel Quezon, unknown date

Senate President Manuel L. Quezon

Senate President Manuel L. Quezon

Newlyweds Manuel L. Quezon and Aurora Aragon

A rare photograph of Quezon and his bride, the former Miss Aurora Aragon taken shortly after their wedding in Hongkong

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Another portrait of Quezon

Manuel L. Quezon, unknown date

President Manuel L. Quezon after his inauguration

President Manuel L. Quezon after his inauguration

President Manuel L. Quezon and Vice President Sergio Osmeña

President Manuel L. Quezon and Vice President Sergio Osmeña at Malacañan Palace, shortly after their inauguration. November 15, 1935.

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A rare photo of the couple

President Manuel L. Quezon

President Manuel L. Quezon at the inauguration of the Commonwealth Government of the Philippines

President Manuel L. Quezon of Baler, Tayabas, at the Inauguration of the Commonwealth Government of the Philippines on the steps of the Legislative Building, Manila, Philippines, November 15, 1935

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An official visit to Fort Santiago, Intramuros

President Manuel Quezon, Fort Santiago, Intramuros, Manila, Philippines, Jan. 9 1936

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At a luncheon with Clark Gable at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios

On February 15, 1937, President Manuel L. Quezon was guest of honor at a luncheon held by Louis B. Mayer at the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios

1937.

The president cracking a smile

President Manuel L. Quezon

President Manuel L. Quezon in the Philippine Military Academy in Baguio

President Manuel L. Quezon in the Philippine Military Academy, Baguio

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In full get-up at the Pottenger Sanatorium in Monrovia, California

President Manuel L. Quezon at the Pottenger Sanatorium in Monrovia, California

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The First Family and presidential staff

President Manuel L. Quezon with his First Family and staff

President Manuel L. Quezon later in klife

President Manuel L. Quezon

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An official portrait of Quezon

President Manuel L. Quezon Photo Collection

Quezon looking dapper in a double-breasted suit

President Manuel L. Quezon

President Manuel L. Quezon with the United States Asiatic Fleet

President Manuel L. Quezon rendered honors by U.S. Asiatic Fleet

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At home in Leesburg, Virginia

Virginia Home of President Quezon

A rare photo of Quezon smiling

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Quezon in the 1940s

President Manuel L. Quezon

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Quezon, dressed to the nines

President Manuel L. Quezon

President Manuel L. Quezon and Dr. Bernabe Dino

Pres. Manuel L. Quezon and Dr. Bernabe Dino

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