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Racist, Anti Roosevelt Drawing and Note
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RACISM. [THEODORE ROOSEVELT]. Drawing. 1p, 5 x 6¼ in.

Inventory #22331       Price: $2,500


“To hear how Roosevelt is carrying on? I would like to give him a swift kick & see him full of holes, I wish the nation would make Alice marry Booker T Washington, don’t you?”

[Followed by drawing of Alice Roosevelt marrying Booker T. Washington].

Historical Background

In 1901, Roosevelt invited Washington to dine with him at the White House, making him the first black man ever to do so. Whoever wrote this racist note and drawing apparently did not approve of the gesture, suggesting that Roosevelt’s eldest daughter Alice marry the Civil Rights pioneer.

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