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Chippendale desk of Ansley Wilcox

Description:

A Sheraton-style Chippendale desk manufactured in England circa 1790 where Theodore Roosevelt wrote his first proclamation to the nation following his 1901 inauguration. Desk has large slant top with corners decorated with inlay of light wood in fan design. Inside are seven cubbyholes, seven small drawers, three large drawers, and two concealed drawers. Beneath are four full length drawers with brass pulls and brass framed keyhole. Made of English walnut with an oak base.

Resource Type: Desk

Subject: Desks; Inauguration

Date: 1790?

Painting of John Mason's mansion on Mason's Island

Description:

Painting of John Mason's mansion. Depicted in the painting is a north view of the mansion as well as the landscaping and drive. Caption on back lists the location as both Analostan and Mason's Island, which are among the previous names for the island now known as Theodore Roosevelt Island.

Resource Type: Painting

Subject: Landscape painting; Mansions; Washington (D.C.)--Theodore Roosevelt Island; Mason, John, 1766-1849

Date: 1820?

Painting of John Mason's mansion

Description:

Painting of John Mason's mansion. Depicted in the painting is a north view of the mansion as well as the landscaping and drive. Caption on back lists the location as both Analostan and Mason's Island, both of these are previous names for the island now known as Theodore Roosevelt Island.

Resource Type: Painting

Subject: Mansions; Washington (D.C.)--Theodore Roosevelt Island; Mason, John, 1766-1849

Date: 1820?

Margaret Barnhill

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt's grandmother, Margaret Barnhill, who married Cornelius Van Schaack Roosevelt.

Resource Type: Photograph

Subject: Roosevelt, Margaret Barnhill, 1799-1861

Date: 1839-1861?

Portrait of Martha Bulloch Roosevelt

Description:

Rosy velvet frame with oval cut out for miniature portrait on glass of Martha Bulloch Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt's mother.

Resource Type: Painting

Subject: Roosevelt, Martha Bulloch, 1835-1884

Date: 1852-1862?

T. R. Senior

Description:

Portrait of Theodore Roosevelt, Sr.

Resource Type: Photograph

Subject: Roosevelt, Theodore, 1831-1878

Date: 1860?

Drawing of 20th United States Colored Troops

Description:

Drawing of the 20th United States Colored Troops receiving their colors on Union Square during the Civil War.

Resource Type: Engraving

Subject: American Civil War (1861-1865); Soldiers; United States. Colored Troops

Date: 1861-03-05

Contraband Quarters, Mason's Island

Description:

Map and architectural drawing of the contraband quarters established on Mason's Island, later called Theodore Roosevelt Island. These quarters were instituted during the Civil War as a safe haven for freedmen and fugitive slaves who came within Union lines. Drawing depicts the layout of living quarters, as well as the location of hospital facilities, stables, laundry, school house, and teacher and employee quarters. A section and elevation of the contraband quarters is at the top of the drawing.

Resource Type: Map

Subject: American Civil War (1861-1865); Freedmen; Fugitive slaves; Washington (D.C.)--Theodore Roosevelt Island

Date: 1861?

Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Portrait of Theodore Roosevelt at age 3, standing on a chair with a straw hat in hand.

Resource Type: Photograph

Subject: Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1862-08

Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Portrait of Theodore Roosevelt at three years old. A message inscribed on the reverse side reads, "Theodore Roosevelt, Long Beach, August, 1862. To Dear Edith from Aunt Annie."

Resource Type: Photograph

Subject: Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1862-08

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