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Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt
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Ransburg-Burns Studio, 1900 - 1910?
Theodore Roosevelt, 27 Oct 1858 - 6 Jan 1919
c. 1904
Gelatin silver print
Image: 19.5 × 24.2 cm (7 11/16 × 9 1/2")
Sheet: 20.4 × 25.2 cm (8 1/16 × 9 15/16")
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National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Joanna Sturm
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Born New York City
This documentary news photograph shows President Roosevelt, his wife, and entourage, flanked by an honor guard of soldiers, arriving at Cemetery Hill on the Gettysburg battlefield, where he delivered an address on the Civil War’s legacy. Prior to the speech, the presidential party had toured the battlefield and listened to Union generals Dan Sickles and O. O. Howard discuss their part in the battle; Sickles had lost his leg in savage fighting in the Peach Orchard. Roosevelt’s speech repeated the theme of sacrifice that Abraham Lincoln had posed in the Gettysburg Address of 1863. He concluded by maintaining that the North and South were now unified in the joint losses they had suffered during the war: “All are at one now, the sons of those who wore the blue and the sons of those who wore the gray.”
Nacido en la ciudad de New York
En esta fotografía de prensa aparecen el presidente Roosevelt, su esposa y su comitiva flanqueados por una guardia de honor al llegar a Cemetery Hill, en el campo de batalla de Gettysburg, donde Roosevelt pronunciaría un discurso sobre las secuelas de la Guerra Civil. Antes del discurso, el presidente y sus acompañantes recorrieron el campo escuchando a los generales norteños Dan Sickles y O. O. Howard narrar sus intervenciones en la lucha. Sickles había perdido una pierna en una encarnizada batalla en Peach Orchard. Roosevelt repitió el tema del sacrificio ya expuesto por Abraham Lincoln en su discurso de Gettysburg en 1863, concluyendo que al norte y al sur los unían ahora las pérdidas que ambos habían sufrido en la guerra: “Todos son uno ahora, los hijos de los que vistieron de azul y los hijos de los que vistieron de gris”.
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