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Reform without bloodshed

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Theodore Roosevelt stands in front of a desk holding a stack of papers labeled "Reform Bills" for Governor Cleveland to sign.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Social problems--Government policy; Social reformers; Civil service reform; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1884-04-19

The winning Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt rides a bucking horse called "Spoilsman" wearing a saddle inscribed "Civil Service Reform." In the background is a cabin titled "Uncle Sam's Ranch, U.S.A." Roosevelt's hat has flown off his head, and a paper slips from it which says, "The Commission means business. T.R." At bottom right is the caption, "Stick to your saddle and don't be bounced." While the cartoon was drawn and signed in 1889, at bottom left the artist has written, "With compliments of Th. Nast, 1896."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Political cartoons; Civil service reform; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1896

New life in the old house

Description:

Santa Claus is pictured in front of the chimney at the White House, where the stockings of the Roosevelt children are hung. Caption: "I don't know when I've felt so at home here!"

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Santa Claus; Christmas; White House (Washington, D.C.)

Date: 1901

Letter from Thomas Nast to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Thomas Nast encourages President Roosevelt after his ascension to the presidency. He includes some newspaper clippings and sketches.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Presidents--Succession; Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.); Political cartoons; United States. President

Date: 1901?

Note from Thomas Nast to Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt

Description:

Thomas Nast addressed his letter to Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt to ensure that it reached President Roosevelt.

Resource Type: Note

Subject: Letters; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1901?

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