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Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Bulloch Gracie

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The Roosevelts recently ascended Mount Vesuvius and visited the ruins of Pompeii. Theodore Roosevelt describes their tour of Pompeii.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Family vacations; Tourism; Architecture, Ancient; Cities and towns, Ancient; Mosaics, Roman; Europe--Pompeii (Extinct city); Italy--Vesuvius; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948

Date: 1870-01-02

The inconsistency of the protectionist believer

Description:

A wealthy businessman with his family boards a steamer "to Europe," while a porter carries their single bag of luggage. When the family returns home, at the end of their summer shopping spree, the businessman's pockets are empty, and the porter is burdened with countless bags of luggage reflecting their overseas purchases. Caption: He talks loudly of fostering America's industries - but he will go to Europe every summer and do his shopping there, to save money.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Tariff; Free trade--Protection; Tourism; Luggage; Businesspeople; Hypocrisy

Date: 1895-09-11

Letter from James Wolcott Wadsworth to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

James Wolcott Wadsworth informs President Roosevelt that he and his family are enjoying a trip through Yellowstone National Park.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Tourism; United States--Yellowstone National Park

Date: 1904-08-22

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to William Woodville Rockhill

Description:

President Roosevelt writes to William Woodvill Rockhill to detail the background behind a misunderstanding with Chinese missionaries, citing a previous incident where they felt brushed aside by Rockhill, the American Minister to China. Roosevelt also asks Rockhill to explain a rumored rivalry between the Chinese and the Japanese. Roosevelt further mentions his desire to keep Chinese laborers out of the United States while supporting Chinese students, travelers, and businessmen. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Missionaries; Diplomacy; Chinese--Foreign relations; International relations; Labor; Businessmen; Students; Tourism; Protectionism--U.S. states; China; Japan

Date: 1905-05-18

Letter from Jacob A. Riis to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Jacob Riis invites President Roosevelt to meet with Frank Miller about his idea to build a hotel in Yosemite similar to his mission hotel in Riverside, California.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Meetings; Tourism; California; California--Yosemite National Park Region

Date: 1905-11-24

Save Niagara Falls - from this

Description:

Illustration shows the waterfalls at Niagara Falls diverted to provide power for the factories that have been build along the river ahead of the falls leaving a cliff and a series of pipes where the water used to be. New tourist attractions, such as a barrel jump chute and a "Whirpool" carousel, have been developed to take advantage of the dry riverbed.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Factories; Tourism; Tourists; New York (State)--Niagara Falls; North America--Niagara Falls; Ontario--Niagara Falls

Date: 1906-04-18

Pamphlet promoting Bismarck, North Dakota

Description:

A promotional pamphlet that welcomes "our Chicago guests" to Bismarck and features an image of Theodore Roosevelt's log cabin on the North Dakota State Capitol grounds. The pamphlet reminds its guests about the advances in North Dakota like "17 miles of cement walks," "local and long distance telephones," and the presence of two transcontinental railroads among others.

Resource Type: Pamphlet

Subject: Advertising; Tourism--Marketing; Log cabins; Presidents--Homes and haunts; North Dakota--Bismarck; Illinois--Chicago; Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway; Western Union Telegraph Company; United States. Weather Bureau; North Dakota State Capitol (Bismarck, N.D.); Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1909-06-01

Postcard from Milton to Marie Lyon

Description:

Postcard in which the location of the Battle of San Juan Hill is depicted and a tour guide describes the events that took place on July 1, 1898. Lieutenant Colonel Theodore Roosevelt led his Rough Riders to victory during the battle. Message on the reverse from Milton says, "Hello: Hope you are feeling as good as I am. This is fine weather. Good Bye. Milton."

Resource Type: Postcard

Subject: Spanish-American War (1898); San Juan Hill, Battle of (Cuba : 1898); Battlefields; Tourism; Cuba; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1911-02-11

"See America first"

Description:

Illustration shows a young woman sitting on a precipice, holding aloft a bouquet, and surrounded by mountainous wilderness; the faces of young women from around the world appear as cloud formations. 

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Clouds; Feminine beauty (Aesthetics); Flowers; Landscape; Mountains; Tourism; Women; United States

Date: 1911-06-14

From summer boarders - harvest number

Description:

Illustration shows a group of country people dancing around a large corn shock topped with money paid by tourists from the city boarding in country inns. 

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Corn industry; Country life; Dance; Harvesting; Money; Tourism; Wages

Date: 1911-09-06

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