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Thanksgiving

Description:

At center, young women watch a football game. Surrounding vignettes depict William McKinley as triumphant in Ohio, "New Jersey" cleaning up gambling and horse racing, an unidentified man, possibly Whitelaw Reid, eating crow with his turkey, John Y. McKane hiding in a hollow tree labeled "Gravesend" with a dog labeled "Newton" on a chain, families with baby carriages in Brooklyn under Mayor Charles A. "Schieren," David B. "Hill" in bed nursing a big-head, a tea party in Massachusetts, and Uncle Sam enjoying the Christmas issue of Puck magazine. Poetry accompanies each vignette, describing everything for which Americans ought to be thankful.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Thanksgiving Day, Uncle Sam (Symbolic character), Municipal government, Civil service reform, Presidents--Election, Corruption, Criminals, Women--Social life and customs, Sports spectators, Football, McKinley, William, 1843-1901, Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912, Hill, David B. (David Bennett), 1843-1910

Date: 1893-11-29

Letter from H. I. Cleveland to C. H. Wegerslev

Description:

H. I. Cleveland denies that President Roosevelt is a drunkard and describes him as a "true gentleman."

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Presidents--Conduct of life, Presidents--Social life and customs, Drinking of alcoholic beverages, Alcoholics, Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1901-09-30

Student Roosevelt

Description:

Zaza Belasco relates several anecdotes about President Roosevelt's life at Harvard College.

Resource Type: Newspaper article

Subject: Presidents--Childhood and youth, College students--Conduct of life, College students--Social life and customs, Harvard College (1780- ), Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1901-09?

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Sarah Bancroft Leavitt

Description:

President Roosevelt has often thought of his father and wishes the elder Theodore Roosevelt had lived to meet his grandchildren and see his son in the White House. Roosevelt notes that at the end of his term in 1905 he will be the same age his father was upon his death. Roosevelt finds that he unconsciously attempts to model himself with his children on the way his father treated him and his siblings.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Death and burial of a person, Families--Social life and customs, Parenthood, United States. President, Roosevelt, Theodore, 1831-1878, Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948

Date: 1901-10-07

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Stuart E. Bulloch

Description:

President Roosevelt is always busy, but thoroughly enjoys the work. The Roosevelt family is doing well and he encloses the requested photograph.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Job satisfaction, Presidents--Social life and customs, Australia, Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948

Date: 1901-11-01

Social - Visit to the President

Description:

Nat Henchman Davis, a Harvard classmate of President Roosevelt, visited Roosevelt at the White House. Davis offers some opinions on Roosevelt and his administration, citing his appointment to the Collector of El Paso as one example of his knowledge of people and the country which will stand him in good stead.

Resource Type: Newspaper article

Subject: Presidents--Social life and customs, Texas--El Paso, Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919, Davis, Nathaniel Henchman

Date: 1901-12-25

Letter from Willian Croswell Doane to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Bishop Doane would like to secure an invitation to the launching of German Emperor William II's yacht and asks what steps he should take. Doane will be making the annual address before the University of Pennsylvania and hopes to bring Mrs. Doane and his granddaughter, Margaret, to pay their respects to President Roosevelt, Mrs. Roosevelt, and Alice.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Ships--Launching, Presidents--Social life and customs, Germany, William II, German Emperor, 1859-1941, Loeb, William, 1866-1937, Longworth, Alice Roosevelt, 1884-1980, Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948

Date: 1902-01-27

Letter from W. S. Simpson to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

W. S. Simpson will accept President Roosevelt's invitation if he travels East.  He has heard that Hal Sayre was killed at Roswell, New Mexico while visiting Dave Goodrich. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Death and burial of a person, Presidents--Social life and customs, Sayre, Hal, 1875-1902, Goodrich, David

Date: 1902-02-04

Why not an automatic substitute?

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt is pictured greeting guests in "Wildwood Gulch" at a reception in his honor. Roosevelt crosses his arms behind his back, and a "hand shaker" device stands in front of him ("patent applied for"), offering a fake arm with which the people may shake hands. Caption: It is announced that the President will omit handshaking during his western tour.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Social life and customs, Handshaking

Date: 1902-07-01

Our Versatile President and His Summer Friends

Description:

Cartoon depicts President Roosevelt in various scenes with a diverse group of friends from Rough Riders to professors. Meant as a comment on Roosevelt's breadth of knowledge, skills and interests.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Intellectual life, Presidents--Social life and customs, Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1902-07-25

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