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Theodore Roosevelt Large-Format Photograph (SOLD)
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Most likely taken early in his presidency, Roosevelt is seated at his desk holding a pen in his right hand. The image has superb tone and detail.

THEODORE ROOSEVELT. Photograph. Platinum print, c. 1902. 15¼ x 20¼ in.

Inventory #22511       SOLD — please inquire about other items

Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) was the 26th President, and a fervent nationalist, environmentalist, and reformer. He began his political career as a Republican state assemblyman, then president of the New York Police Board in 1895-1897, where he fought administrative corruption. Roosevelt organized and led a regiment, the Rough Riders, in Cuba during the Spanish-American War. He used his newfound celebrity to win election as governor of New York (1898-1900), and was nominated as Vice President under William McKinley for the Election of 1900. In 1901, he became President upon McKinley’s assassination, and was re-elected in his own right in 1904. He insisted on a strong navy, civil service reform, national conservation efforts, and federal regulation of trusts, monopolies, and meatpackers. Roosevelt declined to run again in 1908, instead throwing his support behind William Howard Taft. However, disappointed with his hand-picked successor, in 1912, Roosevelt decided to run against Taft as a third-party candidate against Taft. The split in the Republican Party, and a strong showing by Socialist candidate Eugene V. Debs, propelled Democrat Woodrow Wilson into the White House. Though he was mentioned as a candidate in 1916, Roosevelt retired from politics, but was a strong advocate of entering World War I on the side of Britain and France.


Fine. Minor rough edges at the bottom right corner, mounting remnants on verso. These large format images are extremely scarce and desirable. Would look impressive when matted and framed