Happy 100th birthday to the National Park Service! This year the TR Center is joining with Valerie Naylor to hunt out the TR related collections in parks dedicated by him.
A well-known cartoon by Homer Davenport depicts a reverent Uncle Sam clasping TR on the back. The cartoon is captioned, “He’s good enough for me.” Perhaps the cartoon contributed to TR securing his 1904 presidential win. TR writes to Davenport afterward, thanking him for the cartoon “with all my heart.” Mutual sentiment and respect it seems. Or was it?
I discovered the photographer wasn’t just a family friend but the famous photographer Edward Curtis. If the name doesn’t click right away, his images and his legacy will. Curtis’ passion was photographing the vanishing Native American tribes of the United States. The passion would possess him for 30 years and in the end drain him financially and emotionally.
The 2016 Theodore Roosevelt Symposium will examine Roosevelt as a campaigner. The official symposium image shows Silver Dollar Tabor, a young lady almost as (in)famous in the West as Theodore Roosevelt.
I thrive on the encounter with primary sources. The TR Center looks forward to continuing to share the history and life of Theodore Roosevelt through new materials added to the digital library.
As this week ends in the Easter celebration, do your plans include an Easter bonnet and a walk around town to show it off?
We had been talking about young Theodore Roosevelt at our meeting. And here was a seal right before us!
A true writer, TR, knew exactly how to convey a message.
TR’s accomplishments set an example for those who wish to make a mark on the world. Is anyone up for “deep work”?
Butter is great in my opinion. It goes with about everything imaginable, even Theodore Roosevelt. While cataloging documents from the State Historical Society in North Dakota, I came across a picture of a butter sculpture depicting Theodore Roosevelt astride a horse. It captivated me and led to a slight obsession for a week or two.