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Theodore Roosevelt to James Edward Kelly

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One photograph shows the sculpture, "The crowded hour at San Juan," which depicts Theodore Roosevelt on horseback as a rough rider. Another photograph shows the sculptor, James Edward Kelly. Included is an envelope addressed to "Mr. J. E. Kelly" from "The Vice President's Chamber, Washington, D.C."

Resource Type: Photograph

Subject: Artists; Bronze sculpture, American; Equestrian statues; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Kelly, James Edward, 1855-1933

Date: 1901-06-08

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to James Edward Kelly

Description:

Vice President Roosevelt writes to James Edward Kelly regarding his attire and the horse he rode, along with the saddle. Roosevelt is sending Kelly the saddle and bridle but wants them returned.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Gauntlets (Gloves); Horses; Saddlery; Presidents--Portraits; Bronze sculpture, American; Equestrian statues

Date: 1901-08-31

The Crowded Hour at San Juan

Description:

The sculpture, "The Crowded Hour at San Juan," was created by artist James Edward Kelly for President Roosevelt at his request. It depicts Roosevelt on horseback as a Rough Rider. Roosevelt enjoyed Kelly's work due to his artistic "American" style. Included is a handwritten note to a Mr. Balch from Kelly dated June 3, 1928.

Resource Type: Newspaper article

Subject: Bronze sculpture, American; Equestrian statues; New York (State)--Oyster Bay--Sagamore Hill National Historic Site; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Kelly, James Edward, 1855-1933

Date: 1902-07-20

Recipt from James Edward Kelly to Roman Bronze Works

Description:

A receipt for artist James Edward Kelly from the Roman Bronze Works Foundry for their casting of his bronze equestrian statue for President Roosevelt.

Resource Type: Receipt

Subject: Bronze sculpture, American; Equestrian statues; Roman Bronze Works Foundry; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1902-11-12

Telegram from Frederic Remington to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Frederic Remington presents President Roosevelt with Paleolithic Man, a bronze sculpture which he describes as representing the "original inhabitant of Oyster Bay."

Resource Type: Telegram

Subject: Art; Precision casting; Bronze sculpture, American; Paleolithic period; Gifts; New York (State)--Oyster Bay

Date: 1906-09-06?

Rough Rider statuette

Description:

Matted photograph of James Edward Kelly's 1902 bronze sculpture of Theodore Roosevelt as a Rough Rider on horse. Photograph is signed and inscribed by Kelly to his patron, George Hope Ryder.

Resource Type: Photograph

Subject: Bronze sculpture, American; Equestrian statues; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1919-01-28

Theodore Roosevelt as Mr. Kelly saw him

Description:

Page 30 from a proof copy of a posthumously published booklet on the work of James Edward Kelly, compiled by Robert Bruce in 1934. Excerpt concerns Theodore Roosevelt's first meeting with Kelly, which occurred on April 19, 1900.

Resource Type: Book

Subject: Bronze sculpture, American; Portraits; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1934?

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