Our Collection

At the Institute’s core is the Gilder Lehrman Collection, one of the great archives in American history. More than 70,000 items cover five hundred years of American history, from Columbus’s 1493 letter describing the New World to soldiers’ letters from World War II and Vietnam. Explore primary sources, visit exhibitions in person or online, or bring your class on a field trip.

Keystone View Company Our Famous and Fearless President Stating Facts - Opening Day at the Jamestown Exposition.

High-resolution images are available to schools and libraries via subscription to American History, 1493-1943. Check to see if your school or library already has a subscription. Or click here for more information. You may also order a pdf of the image from us here.

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06449.55 Author/Creator: Keystone View Company Place Written: Meadville, PA Type: Photograph Date: 1907 Pagination: Stereoview. An explanation of the event appears on the back of the card. Publisher's number: 14167.

President Roosevelt, facing proper right, stands just inside a flag-festooned tent filled with people. Many in the crowd behind him share his orientation. Women in white fill the first row.


Order a CopyCitation Guidelines for Online Resources