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Flashback to the Summer of 1914

Jul 29, 2014

By 1914, Theodore Roosevelt had already been a Rough Rider, President, and Bull Mooser. But even after all of that, Theodore Roosevelt was still a very busy man. Learn about ten cities he visited during the summer of 1914.

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Posted by Marlo Sexton on Jul 29, 2014 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

In His Own Words: Tweedledum and Tweedledee

Jul 25, 2014

Writing to his son Kermit, President Roosevelt describes his single-stick battles with General Leonard Wood. Commenting on their lack of skill at the sport, he compares their antics to characters from Alice in Wonderland.

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Posted by Grant Carlson on Jul 25, 2014 in Digital Library  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)  |  Share this post

Serious Cartooning: Parcel Post

Jul 21, 2014

We continue our series on the intricate and interesting cartoons within the Theodore Roosevelt Digital Library. There are currently over 2,500 cartoons available, many of which were originally published in Puck magazine. These are often very detailed, featuring current events or cultural mores of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era. In this blog series, staff from the Theodore Roosevelt Center decipher the meaning behind some of these cartoons.

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Posted by Grant Carlson on Jul 21, 2014 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

Toilets and Trash Cans

Jul 16, 2014

One of our interns helps us see ordinary structures in extraordinary ways.

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Posted by Tiffany Piotti on Jul 16, 2014 in Digital Library  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post