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Telegram from Theodore Roosevelt to Emile Loubet

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President Roosevelt extends the sympathy of the American people for the calamity that has befallen the island of Martinique (eruption of the Mount Pelée volcano).

Resource Type: Telegram

Subject: Eruption of Mount PeleĢe (Martinique : 1902); Volcanic eruptions; Martinique; France

Date: 1902-05-10

An eruption of Mount Teddy

Description:

President Theodore Roosevelt as a volcano erupts and spews a dark cloud labeled "Tax on Wealth," which causes an elephant labeled "G.O.P." to race for safety. On the left is a mountain shaped like Charles W. Fairbanks, looking very stoic.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Inheritance and transfer tax; Republican elephant (Symbolic character); Volcanic eruptions; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Fairbanks, Charles W. (Charles Warren), 1852-1918

Date: 1906-05-02

"The panic"

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Illustration shows a crowd of capitalists on Wall Street fleeing a volcano labeled "Common Honesty" erupting in the background; they are carrying packages labeled "Secret Rate Schedules, Rebate Agreements, Watered Stocks, [and] Frenzied Accounts". The top of the volcano shows the face of Theodore Roosevelt.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Capitalists and financiers; Corruption; Honesty; Stock exchanges; Trusts, Industrial; Volcanic eruptions; Wall Street; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1907-05-22

The coming lava

Description:

In the left background, "Mount Sam" is erupting, spewing lava labeled "Revolt Against Cannonism, Havens' Victory in New York, Indiana Upheaval, Increased Cost of Living, Demand for Lower Tariff, Democratic Gains, Consumer's Revolt, [and] Western Insurgency" which is flowing toward an area labeled "Republican Majority in Congress." In the left foreground, Nelson W. Aldrich and Eugene Hale flee the scene, while Joseph G. Cannon stands firm as the "Foss Landslide in Massachusetts" races toward him. On the right, President Taft with "Lodge, Root, Depew, Crane, [and] Payne appeal to a shrine containing a diminutive "Saint Ted." On the far right, James S. Sherman is praying. Caption: Appeals to a patron saint to stop its flow.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); Volcanic eruptions; Landslides; Prayer; Saints; Shrines; Tariff; Reformation; Cost and standard of living; Public opinion; Consumers; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Aldrich, Nelson W. (Nelson Wilmarth), 1841-1915; Hale, Eugene, 1836-1918; Cannon, Joseph Gurney, 1836-1926; Sherman, J. S. (James Schoolcraft), 1855-1912; Root, Elihu, 1845-1937; Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930; Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924; Depew, Chauncey M. (Chauncey Mitchell), 1834-1928; Payne, Sereno Elisha, 1843-1914; Crane, Winthrop Murray, 1853-1920; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1910-05-11

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