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Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt
Artist
Underwood & Underwood, active 1880 - c. 1950
Sitter
Theodore Roosevelt, 27 Oct 1858 - 6 Jan 1919
Date
1906
Type
Photograph
Medium
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions
Sheet: 25.4 x 20.5cm (10 x 8 1/16")
Mat: 55.9 x 40.6cm (22 x 16")
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Joanna Sturm
Restrictions & Rights
CC0
Object number
NPG.81.127
Exhibition Label
The idea of connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans by building a canal through the tropical narrows of Central America was an old one, but Theodore Roosevelt seized upon the notion as a means of improving the nation's trade and defense capacities. "To my mind," he wrote in 1903, "this building of the canal through Panama will rank in kind, though not of course in degree, with the Louisiana Purchase and the acquisition of Texas." This photograph was taken during a tour to inspect construction of the canal.
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery
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Place
Panamá\Panama Canal