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Photonegative of Teddy Roosevelt

"Roosevelt speaks on Irrigation and Public Schools to wide-awake audience"
So claims the title of this glass photonegative of President Theodore Roosevelt produced by the New York City firm of Underwood & Underwood. "Teddy," as he was universally known, was always conscious that he had only assumed office by accident, after the assassination of President William McKinley. As a result, he spent much of his time in office campaigning for the next presidential election. This image--which represents an early stage of photojournalism--shows him addressing a crowd during a whistle-stop tour of Wallula, WA, in 1903. The following year, Roosevelt was elected president in his own right.

Silver gelatin glass plate
3.75" x 7"
Half of a stereoscopic view, used to mass-produce three-dimensional prints
Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919)
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· Underwood & Underwood
· Theodore Roosevelt, Twenty-sixth President, 1901-1909
· "Roosevelt the Cry," Theodore Roosevelt campaign song
· The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden - An NMAH Virtual Exhibition

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