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Strohmeyer & Wyman, active 1890s
Underwood & Underwood, active 1880 - c. 1950
Theodore Roosevelt, 27 Oct 1858 - 6 Jan 1919
Stereoscopic albumen silver print
Image/Sheet (each): 8 × 7.9 cm (3 1/8 × 3 1/8")
Mount: 8.8 × 17.8 cm (3 7/16 × 7")
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
When the United States went to war against Spain in 1898, Assistant Secretary of the Navy Theodore Roosevelt resigned to organize a volunteer unit known as the Rough Riders. On July 1, 1898, which he later called "the great day of my life," he led his troops in a charge up Kettle Hill, one of the largest battles of the war. Cheering crowds and swarms of reporters welcomed Roosevelt back to the United States. The talk was that he would be the next governor of New York, if not president of United States.