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Keystone View Company President Roosevelt Presenting Some of His Forcible Arguments to an Enthusiastic Crowd

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06449.29 Author/Creator: Keystone View Company Place Written: Noblesville, Ind. Type: Photograph Date: 1902 Pagination: Stereoview. The picture bears the publisher's number 13202

President Roosevelt stands in the foreground, surrounded by seated people. He is facing proper left, gesturing with his right hand as he speaks.


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