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Roosevelt, Theodore (1858-1919) Photographs with Rough Riders during the Spanish-American War, family, etc. [word processed inventory available]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07002 Author/Creator: Roosevelt, Theodore (1858-1919) Place Written: [various places] Type: Photographs Date: 1894-1927 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: This collection consists of 91 photographs dating from the period 1894-1927. The bulk of these images document the activities of Roosevelt and the Rough Riders in Tampa, Fla., and Cuba during the Spanish American War, although the collection also contains portraits of Roosevelt, his wife Edith, and their children. Additional images include a view of the Roosevelt home in Oyster Bay, N.Y., and a photograph of the graveside service of Lt. Quentin Roosevelt after he was shot down near Chamery, France.

People: Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919.

Historical Era: Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900

Keywords/Subjects: Spanish American War, Military History, President, Caribbean, Latin and South America, Global History and Civics, Foreign Affairs, Vice President

Sub Era: Empire Building