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Keystone View Company Roosevelt's "Rough Riders" leaving Tampa, Fla., U. S. A. for Santiago.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06449.09 Author/Creator: Keystone View Company Place Written: Tampa, Florida Type: Photograph Date: 1898 Pagination: Stereoview. The mount is an unusual shell pink color. The image bears the publisher's number 9252.

A ship crowded with "Rough Riders" seen from a slight distance. A flag flies from its prow. In the foreground, a man is hitching (or unhitching) a boat from a pier. Note: This picture is a probable variant of no. 10: the same shot, taken from a greater distance.

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