“The Survival of the Fittest,” printed in Puck magazine, represents the passage of the Gold Standard Act, referred to on the gold man’s sword as the “Sound Money Law of 1900.” The cartoon’s publication and President McKinley’s signing of the act both occurred on March 14, 1900.
February is Black History month, and we would like to feature some items from our collections that are of relevance to black history. In today's blog Theodore Roosevelt explains his perceptions regarding the African American vote.
Pierre de Coubertin, the father of the modern Olympic Games, was born into a French aristocratic family on January 1, 1863.
Continuing our blog series, "Roosevelt's Contemporaries," this post features Robert Bacon, who was a close friend and Harvard classmate of Theodore Roosevelt. Bacon joined the Roosevelt administration in 1905 as Assistant Secretary of State.
"A Hint From History," published in Puck magazine on June 27, 1900, is a cautionary cartoon directed at Imperial Germany, which is represented by a uniformed and armed Emperor William II, whose reign lasted from 1888-1918.
While on his European tour in 1910, Theodore Roosevelt enjoyed the time he spent in Norway as he described in a letter to George Otto Trevelyan more than a year after the experience.