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Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Edith Kermit Carow

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Theodore Roosevelt had an asthma attack but has recovered. He explored a cave in the Albano area and has been playing soldiers with some Roman friends. Of the Roman sites, Roosevelt has seen the Colosseum and tombs along the Latin way. The Roosevelts are looking forward to returning home and leave for New York on May 15.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Family vacations; Asthma; Caving; Play; Italy--Albano Laziale; Italy--Via Latina; Colosseum (Rome, Italy); Roosevelt, Theodore, 1831-1878; Cowles, Anna Roosevelt, 1855-1931; Roosevelt, Elliott, 1860-1894; Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt, 1861-1933

Date: 1870-01-28

A sunday show - profit for pagan and preacher

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Print shows Robert G. Ingersoll speaking from a stage in an auditorium filled with an audience whose heads are half-dollar coins. Dangling from a cord at the edge of the stage is Thomas De Witt Talmage as a marionette or wooden toy, with one hand pinned to the Bible.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Public speaking; Puppets; Auditoriums; Orators; Sermons; Ingersoll, Robert Green, 1833-1899; Talmage, T. De Witt (Thomas De Witt), 1832-1902

Date: 1882-05-03

The end of a bad show

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In the "Grand National Congressional Theatre" the performance of "Fair Promise Combination No. 47 - Great Reform Bill - Act I Tariff Reform - Act II Civil Service Reform - Act III Internal Revenue Reform" is concluding. The audience is pelting the cast with cats, eggs, onions, turnips, and other vegetables and fruits. Among those on stage are David Davis, Thomas W. Ferry, George M. Robeson, Jay A. Hubbell, Frank Hiscock, Horace F. Page, and William Mahone.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Civil service reform; Tariff--Law and legislation; Theater--Production and direction; Theater audiences; Cats; Eggs; Davis, David, 1815-1886; Robeson, George M. (George Maxwell), 1829-1897; Mahone, William, 1826-1895; Ferry, Thomas W. (Thomas White), 1827-1896; Hubbell, Jay A. (Jay Abel), 1829-1900; Hiscock, Frank, 1834-1914; Page, Horace F. (Horace Francis), 1833-1890

Date: 1883-02-28

The old partners in the new navy job

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John Roach and George M. Robeson, dressed as 16th century soldiers, are performing a song and dance routine on a stage. Roach is holding a paper that states "Contract for new U.S. Cruisers $2,440,000 and 'Extras!' Awarded to John Roach." Caption: When of corruption the public is weary, And the papers have found us out, / Our future then looks dark and dreary, And our profits are involved in doubt / That is the time for disappearing; Just take a header, down you go / But appropriations new are nearing--Bob up serenely from below! --"Olivette" amended.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Corruption; Soldiers; Theater--Performances; United States. Navy Dept.; Roach, John, 1813-1887; Robeson, George M. (George Maxwell), 1829-1897

Date: 1883-07-11

Celestial wrath

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Startled French soldiers in rice paddies confront an angry blazing sun rimmed with cannon barrels and bayonets, and stating "Population 500,000,000." Signs labeled "Malaria, Disease, [and] Fever," as well as Chinese soldiers also face them. Caption: China - "I will make it HOT for you!"

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Diseases; Heat; Bayonets; Rice; Armies--French colonies; Asian colonies; Ordnance; Indochina; France; Asia; China

Date: 1883-09-12

Now let the show go on!

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A woman labeled "Mrs. Lockwood," holding papers that state "Nomination for Pres. Womens' Rights Party," bursts through an opening in the floor of a stage to appear next to a clown labeled "B. B." who is holding a paddle labeled "Demagogism" and a string of sausages labeled "His Own Nomination, Womens' Suffrage Nomination, Tewksbury Pauper Nomination, Convict Party Nomination, Greenback Nomination, [and] Last Nomination." Caption: Arrival of the political columbine to join the political clown.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Elections; Political campaigns; Women--Suffrage; Theater--Performances; Lockwood, Belva Ann, 1830-1917; Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893

Date: 1884-09-17

United in misery

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A minister and a "Theater Manager" are 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

Letter from Anna Roosevelt to John Wallace Riddle

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Anna Roosevelt requests that John Wallace Riddle join her at the Amateur Comedy Club and encloses a ticket.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Comedy; Amateur theater; Dinners and dining

Date: 1889

Ticket for an Amateur Comedy Club

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A ticket for a performance of the Amateur Comedy Club at the Berkeley Lyceum, compliments of Anna Roosevelt.

Resource Type: Ticket

Subject: Tickets; Amateur theater; Comedy

Date: 1889-05-02

Letter from Sarah Flandrau Cutcheon to Charles Macomb Flandrau

Description:

Sally Flandrau Cutcheon has been recovering from scarlet fever. She describes a recent visit from Theodore Roosevelt. Cutcheon enjoyed Sarah Bernhardt in Theodora and plans to see Bernhardt again in Cleopatra in Chicago, Illinois

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Dinners and dining; Scarlatina; Theater; Illinois--Chicago; Minnesota; Selmes, Martha (Patty) Macomb Flandrau, 1861-1923; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Bernhardt, Sarah, 1844-1923; Flandrau, William Blair, 1875-1938; Cutcheon, Franklin Warner M., 1864-1936; Dinsmore, Julia Stockton, 1833-1926

Date: 1891-10-09

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