Gilbert Gaul, a New York artist, offered it as a contribution to the fund being raised for a memorial in Washington to Major A. W. Butt, President Taft's former aid, and F. D. Millet, a Washington artist, who perished with the ship.
The fund for the memorial, which will stand near the White House, was raised among personal friends of Major Butt and Mr. Millet.
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(1912) PAINTING FOR BUTT FUND New York Times (ref: #3689, accessed 22nd June 2017 12:13:37 PM) URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/painting-for-butt-fund.html
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Added to Encyclopedia Titanica Thursday 9th September 2004, last updated Sunday 2nd April 2017.