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Underwood & Underwood Working for Peace - President Roosevelt and Envoys of Mikado and Czar

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06449.46 Author/Creator: Underwood & Underwood Place Written: on the Mayflower. Type: Photograph Date: 1905 Pagination: 1 photograph

Stereoview. Roosevelt stands in the center of the picture with his top hat in his hand. The two Japanese envoys are on his left, while the Russians are on his right. An explanation of the historical situation appears on the back of the card, including the toast Roosevelt made when dining with the peace delegates and quotes from the Brooklyn Eagle, Emperor William and Pope Pius X. Versions of the picture's caption in English, French, German, Spanish, Swedish and Russian follow. The picture bears the publisher's number 7744.

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