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Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Dora Watkins

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt describes the little house the family is staying in. There are crawfish, minnows, and eels in the nearby brook. Roosevelt caught an eel yesterday and has two bird nests.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Family vacations; Vacation homes; Aquatic animals; Birds--Nests

Date: 1868-06-21

A summer smoke-cloud

Description:

Print shows Puck reclining before a table covered with alcoholic beverages, some labeled "V. H. Dusenbury's P.P. Brandy" and "Puck Punch [No London Punch]," smoking and blowing smoke rings. Among the figures appearing in Puck's smoke cloud are Chester A. Arthur labeled "For a Good Veto" and fishing for "Popularity"; George M. Robeson at the helm of a boat carrying a large money bag labeled "Appropriation"; Jay Gould, Russell Sage, and William H. Vanderbilt sailing on a boat labeled "Monopoly"; Susan B. Anthony and another woman, G.W. Curtis labeled "Civil Service Reform," Roscoe Conkling, Jay Hubbell labeled "Deform," Ulysses S. Grant labeled "No Third Term," David Davis, Robert Ingersoll boxing with Thomas De Witt Talmage, James G. Bennett, "Old Rossa" with "Dynamite," Cyrus W. Field trying to net a "Coronet," John Kelly and Samuel J. Tilden on a seesaw, William R. Grace standing on a rock labeled "Public Esteem" with Seth Low trying to climb up, and James Russell Lowell on a "British Mission."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Smoke; Clouds; Capitalists and financiers; Legislators; Newspaper editors; Religion; Civil service reform; Corruption; Summer; Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906; Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886; Bennett, James Gordon, 1841-1918; Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888; Curtis, George William, 1824-1892; Davis, David, 1815-1886; Field, Cyrus W. (Cyrus West), 1819-1892; Gould, Jay, 1836-1892; Grace, William Russell, 1832-1904; Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Ingersoll, Robert Green, 1833-1899; Kelly, John, 1821-1886; Low, Seth, 1850-1916; Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891; Robeson, George M. (George Maxwell), 1829-1897; Sage, Russell, 1816-1906; Talmage, T. De Witt (Thomas De Witt), 1832-1902; Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886; Vanderbilt, William H. (William Henry), 1821-1885; Hubbell, Jay A. (Jay Abel), 1829-1900; O’Donovan Rossa, Jeremiah, 1831-1915

Date: 1882-08-09

Cause and effect

Description:

A well-dressed, imperious woman is seated in a chair, with her feet on a cushion, holding a scepter and a paper that states, "Fashion's Decrees for Summer Resorts." Among the rules are the following: "Ladies must wear at least three costumes a day," and "Good form requires every lady to have a maid and every gentleman a valet." After listing the rules, it ends with "Style First, Comfort Afterwards." On the left are idle workers at an empty "American Summer Hotel," and on the right, crowds of travelers pass through terminals to board steamships headed "To Europe." Caption: Dame fashion's foolish and expensive rules are responsible for the increasing exodus to Europe and the empty summer hotels in America.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Women's clothing; Resorts; Summer; Vacations; Leisure; Travel; Manners and customs

Date: 1895-07-17

The phœnix-like "summer girl"

Description:

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

Letter from Sarah Flandrau Cutcheon to Charles Macomb Flandrau

Description:

Sally Flandrau Cutcheon wishes she could see Charles Macomb Flandrau in his cap and gown. Cutcheon recently attended a wedding and plans to visit Fort Snelling. She regrets not being able to go to Boone County, Kentucky, with her family.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Academic costume; Summer; Marriage; Weddings; Authors and publishers; Short stories; Dinners and dining; Luncheons; Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.); Minnesota--Saint Paul; Minnesota--Fort Snelling; Kentucky--Boone County; Selmes, Martha (Patty) Macomb Flandrau, 1861-1923; King, Isabella Greenway, 1886-1953; Flandrau, Charles E. (Charles Eugene), 1828-1903; Flandrau, Rebecca Blair McClure Riddle, 1839-1911; Flandrau, William Blair, 1875-1938; Cutcheon, Franklin Warner M., 1864-1936; Dinsmore, Julia Stockton, 1833-1926

Date: 1896-06-18?

Up to date

Description:

Print shows a hotel proprietor standing on the sea shore telling a sea serpent to go away before the summer tourists arrive. The serpent, wearing a hat, tells the man that it is about to shed its skin, which could be advertised as a "disrobing act." Caption: Summer-Hotel Proprietor No; go away! Sea-serpents are out of date as attractions. / Sea-Serpent But I am just about to shed my skin; - couldn't you advertise me as doing a disrobing act?

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Beaches; Summer resorts; Sea monsters; Undressing; Exhibitions; Hats

Date: 1899-06-07

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Patty Selmes

Description:

Governor Roosevelt had a busy summer but was able to get some rest. The Roosevelt family is doing well. Roosevelt has enjoyed his time as governor and believes he has "succeeded fairly well." He hasn't been getting exercise and feels like a "most orthodox middle aged individual."

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Summer; Outdoor recreation; Picnics; Governors; Middle age--Conduct of life; New York (State)--Albany; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Longworth, Alice Roosevelt, 1884-1980; Ferguson, Robert Harry Munro, 1868-1922; Dewey, George, 1837-1917

Date: 1899-10-10

Letter from Pierre de Coubertin to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Pierre de Coubertin would like President Roosevelt to preside over the 1904 Olympic Games in Chicago. He also presents some of his books on education.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Olympic Games--Revival (1896-); Olympics; Hosting of sporting events; Books and reading; Illinois--Chicago

Date: 1901-12-23

Summary of letter from Edward J. Hammond

Description:

Edward J. Hammond offers President Roosevelt the use of his summer home in Winter Harbor, Maine.

Resource Type: Report

Subject: Vacation homes; Maine--Winter Harbor (Town); Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Hammond, Edward J.

Date: 1901-12-28

Letter from Edward J. Hammond to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Edward J. Hammond offers President Roosevelt the use of his summer house at Winter Harbor, Maine and describes its many advantages.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Vacation homes; Maine--Winter Harbor (Town)

Date: 1901-12-28

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