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Theodore Roosevelt and his Cabinet

Theodore Roosevelt and his Cabinet
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Title
Roosevelt and his Cabinet
Artist
Harris & Ewing Studio, active 1905 - 1977
Sitter
Theodore Roosevelt, 27 Oct 1858 - 6 Jan 1919
Leslie Mortimer Shaw, 1848 - 1932
William Henry Moody, 1853 - 1917
Charles Joseph Bonaparte, 1851 - 1921
James Wilson, 1836 - 1920
Victor Howard Metcalf, 1853 - 1936
Ethan Allen Hitchcock, 19 Sep 1835 - 9 Apr 1909
George Bruce Cortelyou, 1862 - 1940
William Howard Taft, 15 Sep 1857 - 8 Mar 1930
Elihu Root, 15 Feb 1845 - 7 Feb 1937
Date
1906
Type
Photograph
Medium
Brown-toned gelatin silver print
Dimensions
Image/Sheet: 25.7 x 42.3 cm (10 1/8 x 16 5/8")
Mount: 29.2 x 45.6 cm (11 1/2 x 17 15/16")
Mat: 55.9 x 71.1 cm (22 x 28")
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Aileen Conkey
Object number
S/NPG.84.308
Exhibition Label
In this photograph, President Theodore Roosevelt (1858–1919) sits with the members of his executive cabinet. The year 1906, when this photograph was taken, was especially productive for the reform- minded administration. For example, Roosevelt signed the Hepburn Act, which increased federal regulation of such giant monopolies as John D. Rockefeller’s Standard Oil Company and J.P. Morgan’s Northern Securities Company. Previously, these companies and others had been fixing railroad shipping rates to their advantage. Roosevelt also signed the Pure Food and Drug Act, as well as the Meat Inspection Act, to provide basic levels of consumer protections. As president, he initiated many new conservation measures, including the Antiquities Act, which he ultimately used to designate eighteen new national monuments. Finally, Roosevelt was awarded the 1906 Nobel Peace Prize for his successful efforts the previous year to mediate an end to the Russo-Japanese War.
En esta fotografía, el presidente Theodore Roosevelt (1858–1919) se encuentra sentado con los miembros de su gabinete ejecutivo. El año 1906, cuando se tomó esta fotografía, fue un año especialmente productivo para este gobierno reformista. Por ejemplo, Roosevelt firmó la Ley Hepburn, que aumentaba la regulación federal de los grandes monopolios como Standard Oil Company de John D. Rockefeller y Northern Securities Company de J.P. Morgan. Anteriormente, estas compañías y otras habían estado fijando las tarifas del transporte ferroviario en favor propio. Roosevelt también firmó la Ley de Pureza de Alimentos y Medicamentos, así como la Ley de Inspección de Carnes, para proporcionar niveles básicos de protección a los consumidores. Como presidente, puso en marcha varias medidas de conservación nuevas, incluida la Ley de Antigüedades, que en definitiva utilizó para designar dieciocho nuevos monumentos nacionales. Finalmente, Roosevelt recibió el Premio Nobel de la Paz en 1906 por sus satisfactorios esfuerzos el año anterior como mediador para poner fin a la Guerra ruso-japonesa
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery
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Exhibition
America's Presidents (Reinstallation September 2017)
On View
NPG, West Gallery 210
Usage
Not determined