June 21, 2012
Yesterday marked the first day of summer, a season that we all look forward to as it means no more shoveling snow for adults and no more school for the kids.
For the Roosevelts during the White House years, it meant debunking to their beloved family home, Sagamore Hill, or what was affectionately known as the Summer White House. Sagamore was supposed to be a place the Roosevelt family could rest and get out of the media glare they lived in while in Washington DC. However, for their first summer at Sagamore in 1902, a newspaper cartoon illustrates the media circus that followed them home…
The President and His Family are at Oyster Bay Seeking Rest and Privacy, The Columbus Dispatch, July 13, 1902. From the Library of Congress Manuscripts division.