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Roosevelt Family Scrapbook

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Scrapbook contains photos and ephemera related to the Roosevelt and Alexander families as well as images of New York City, Paris, and Scotland at the turn of the century, articles and photographs from the Spanish American War and Theodore Roosevelt's presidency. It also contains articles and clippings on fashion and high society gossip. The scrapbook contains items from roughly the 1880s to 1908. Most of the photographs and documents also have their own individual records in the digital library.

Resource Type: Scrapbook

Subject: Spanish-American War (1898); Presidents; Culture--Societies, etc.; Fashion; Weddings; New York (State)--New York; France--Paris; Scotland; Roosevelt, Eleanor Butler, 1889-1960; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1887-1944

Date: 1880-1908

United in misery

Description:

Illustration shows a minister and a "theater manager" crying because of poor attendance at sermons and theater closures due to "poor business." A young boy on roller skates is nearby with a sandwich board that states "Sunday evening sermon by the Rev. Dr. Gums, on the Sin of Roller Skating." A crowd of people are standing at the entrance to a "Roller-Skating Rink" in the background.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Roller skating; Fads; Roller-skating rinks; Crying; Clergy; Theaters; Signs and signboards

Date: 1885-03-18

We've all got to retrench!

Description:

Members of the upper class are making efforts to cut back during the business panic of 1893. Vignettes show a clothing auction of dresses worn by socialites, former streetcar-horses finding a second life as polo ponies, club men drinking from the "growler," and theatergoers abandoning the orchestra pit for upper-level boxes. Others depict the upper class opening up their yachts for "sailing parties of the plain people" and hopping freight cars in the absence of "local express trains."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Cost and standard of living; Socialites; Secondhand trade; Auctions; Thrift shops; Upper class; Clothing and dress

Date: 1893-08-30

America's proud "four hundred" and Europe's haughty "nobility" - and the ancestors they are always boasting of

Description:

The American upper class on the left and the European nobility on the right stand beneath their family trees, with such ancestors as, on the left, "Skin Trader, Money Lender, Slave Trader, Squatter, [and] Tavern Keeper," and on the right, "Marauding Knight, Robber Baron, King's Favorite, Plundering Viking, [and] Rapacious Seigneur." Caption: Puck--What fools these mortals be!

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Upper class; Genealogy

Date: 1893-10-04

A hint from the world's fair - why not have a "bureau of public comfort" in every large city?

Description:

At center is a place for Republicans to go to commiserate while awaiting the next election. Such stalwart Republicans as George F. Edmunds, John Sherman, William M. Evarts, George F. Hoar, and Thomas B. Reed wait there. Surrounding vignettes show a prominent citizen being escorted by two "Bureau of Public Comfort" guards who keep the press at bay, a sewing station for women's clothing after a round of bargain shopping, a room where anarchists can blow off some steam "without disturbing anybody," an educational facility to help orient newcomers to the ways of the city, and a hypnotist who attempts to convince servants to work in the country. Caption: Some of the useful purposes it might serve.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: World's Columbian Exposition; Rooms; Leisure; Upper class; Police; Shopping; Sewing; Household employees; Anarchists; Edmunds, George F. (George Franklin), 1828-1919; Sherman, John, 1823-1900; Evarts, William Maxwell, 1818-1901; Hoar, George Frisbie, 1826-1904; Reed, Thomas B. (Thomas Brackett), 1839-1902

Date: 1893-10-25

The neglected idol

Description:

William McKinley is depicted as Napoleon I, wearing the hat, coat, and sword in the style of Napoleon, standing on a pedestal labeled "Protection," with a tiny wreath labeled "From Southern Friends" lying on the base. On the left, a large female figure wearing a striped dress stands on a platform next to a pedestal labeled "Trilby Craze." A group of people place wreaths of "Adoration" at her feet. Caption: Napoleon McKinley--Say, what's the matter with those blooming jays? Don't they know there's a Napoleonic revival now going on?

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Elections; Political parties--Platforms; Tariff; Idols and images; Fads; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821

Date: 1895-04-24

Two kinds of fool Americans

Description:

Puck stands between two types of Americans depicted on large sheets of paper. On the left are "The Jingoes" identified as "Reid, Frye, Hoar, [and] Lodge" among others. Reid carries a flag that states "We Will Stand No Nonsense from Tyrannical England!!! Our Blood is Always Boiling." Atop a tall pedestal is an effigy of John Bull with an eagle labeled "U.S." perched on his chest. On the right are "The Anglo-Maniacs" who prostrate themselves before everything British, such as "English Clothes, English Manners, English Fiction, English Lord, English Actor, English Butler," even "'is Royal 'ighness."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: John Bull (Symbolic character); Nationalism; International relations; Effigies; Executions in effigy; Fads; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Frye, William P. (William Pierce), 1831-1911; Hoar, George Frisbie, 1826-1904; Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924

Date: 1895-04-24

The wealthy sabbatarian fanatic

Description:

In this vignette cartoon is a man who firmly believes in observing the Sabbath, as he tells his friends. In the surrounding vignettes, he insists that his Sunday newspaper be delivered earlier, that the gardener put out flowers on the tables and in all the rooms, that the bootblack shine his shoes faster, that his driver be available for the entire day, and that the barber add more chairs so he won't have to wait so long for a haircut on Sunday. Caption: He wants everybody to rest on Sunday, except those who serve him personally.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Sabbath; Hypocrisy; Upper class; Employees

Date: 1895-05-22

Poor paterfamilias - the family rises and he has to pay the freight

Description:

The father of an upwardly mobile family is forced to keep pace financially with his wife's ambitions. The main vignette shows the father perspiring as he works harder, using a large pump labeled "Business" to pour more money into "Paterfamilias' Pocket Book" to which a queue of tradesmen labeled "Caterer, Chef, Modiste, Carriage dealer, Milliner, Decorator, Furniture dealer, Florist, Jeweler, [and] Wine dealer" help themselves. The surrounding vignettes depict lavish parties, artwork on the walls, more frequent purchases of clothing for the children, his wife's new understanding of the term "cottage," and the increase in the size of the servant staff.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Businesspeople; Socialites; Families; Cost and standard of living; Household employees; Entertaining; Hand pumps; Upper class

Date: 1895-08-21

The bicycle problem

Description:

This vignette cartoon depicts aspects of the cycling craze, such as "beneficial" or "injurious" to one's health, problems with trying to dress appropriately and being excluded if not, the concern that "invalids, babies, and blind people" may soon take up cycling, and yet, despite the crowds, "the boom goes on."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Bicycles; Cycling; Cyclists; Fads

Date: 1895-10-30

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