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Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt
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Artist
Strohmeyer & Wyman, active 1890s
Studio
Underwood & Underwood, active 1880 - c. 1950
Sitter
Theodore Roosevelt, 27 Oct 1858 - 6 Jan 1919
Date
1898
Type
Photograph
Medium
Stereoscopic albumen silver print
Dimensions
Image/Sheet (each): 8 × 7.9 cm (3 1/8 × 3 1/8")
Mount: 8.8 × 17.8 cm (3 7/16 × 7")
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
Object number
S/NPG.79.39
Exhibition Label
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.
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery
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