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Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Martha Bulloch Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt thanks Martha Bulloch Roosevelt for writing to him so regularly. He finished his exams and is afraid that his romantic pursuit of Alice Lee was "tough" on his studies. Roosevelt saw Alice twice last week and won't be able to see her again for several days. The ring has arrived safely.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: College students--Examinations; Courtship; Entertaining; Rings; Roosevelt, Alice Lee, 1861-1884

Date: 1880-02-08

A flirtation that may lead to serious results in the fall

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Whitelaw Reid, dressed as a woman holding a folding fan labeled "Tribune Windiphone," stands on a beach with John Kelly who is wearing a swimsuit and bonnet. At his feet is a dead fish labeled "Magnetism." In the background is a banner that states "Tammany Bathing Ground." Caption: He (John Kelly) will again be drawn into the vortex of politics; and it is his nature to lead and not to follow. --New York Tribune.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Beaches; Courtship; Political corruption; New York (State); Tammany Hall; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Kelly, John, 1821-1886

Date: 1885-07-29

Wed!

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The Tammany Tiger, with a shamrock on his hat, hugs a woman labeled "New York City" atop a bridge support tower with a view of the Statue of Liberty in the background. Caption: "Does oo love oo Tigy-Wigy?"

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Municipal government; Courtship; Hugging; Women's clothing; Clover; Tiger; New York (State)--New York; Tammany Hall

Date: 1893-11-01

The latest suitor

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An old man kneeling on a sack labeled "182,000 Majority in Pennsylvania for Galusha A. Grow" is proposing to an elderly woman sitting in a chair and holding a fan labeled "Republican Party." Caption: Republican Party--After all, it might not be so bad to be an old man's darling!

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Courtship; Presidents--Elections; Older people; Pennsylvania; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Grow, Galusha A. (Galusha Aaron), 1823-1907

Date: 1894-03-14

"Love me, love my dog"

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Uncle Sam sits on a bench with a young woman wearing a coat labeled "Wilson Bill" and a hat labeled "Tariff Reform." She is holding a bull dog on her lap that is wearing a collar labeled "Income Tax." Caption: Uncle Sam--Well, you're a nice girl, but I don't keer fer yer pet!

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); Tariff; Income tax; Courtship; Bulldog; Pets; Women's clothing

Date: 1894-05-16

The dear creatures

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An old woman sits on a bench, holding a purse labeled "G.O.P.," with Benjamin Harrison on the left and William McKinley on the right, vying for her attentions. Caption: Old Party (coyly)--Oh! you presidential aspirants are such flirts!

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Election; Political parties; Courtship; Older people; Women's clothing; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901

Date: 1894-06-13

Uncle Sam's summer girl for '95

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Uncle Sam flirts with a young woman labeled "The New Tariff." She is holding a bouquet of flowers tied with ribbons labeled "Prosperity and Good Times" and "Increased Wages." An elderly woman labeled "Republican Party" is sitting in the background. She appears shocked by Sam's behavior.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); Political parties--Platforms; Tariff; Wealth; Courtship; Clothing and dress; Older people; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )

Date: 1895-08-21

Both satisfied

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A female figure labeled "Rep. Party" tries to choose from among three suitors labeled "McKinley, Reed, [and] Harrison." Another female figure labeled "Dem. Party" is walking in the background with her beau, William Jennings Bryan. Caption: Republican Party--Isn't it lovely to have so many eligible young men to choose from? / Democratic Party--Well, I'm satisfied with my present escort, - and I don't worry about the future.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Election; Courtship; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Democratic Party (U.S.); Reed, Thomas B. (Thomas Brackett), 1839-1902; Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925

Date: 1895-09-18

The phœnix-like "summer girl"

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A female figure with wings rises from the flames of summer romances that are burning out as the season comes to an end. She leaves behind many broken-hearted men on the beach at a summer resort. Caption: She rises gayly from the ashes of her season's conquests, to continue her deadly work as the "Winter Girl" of the near future.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Women--Social life and customs; Women's clothing; Men--Social life and customs; Courtship; Rejection (Psychology); Phoenix (Mythical bird); Summer

Date: 1895-09-18

The delayed dance at Hay Corners

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People are gathered in a barn for a Christmas dance party. The fiddler arrives late, a bit intoxicated. Caption: Jabe Gormley--I got 'im; I got 'im; - but he's been to two dances already!

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Christmas; Barns; Dance parties; Christmas decorations; Courtship; Musicians; Alcoholism

Date: 1895-12-04

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