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Grant E. Hamilton, 16 Aug 1862 - 17 Apr 1926  Search this
Sackett & Wilhelms Lithography Company  Search this
Arkell Publishing Company  Search this
Judge Magazine, active 1881 - 1947  Search this
Theodore Roosevelt, 27 Oct 1858 - 6 Jan 1919  Search this
Chromolithograph and red halftone screen on paper
Sheet: 34.3 x 52.9 cm (13 1/2 x 20 13/16")
Mat: 55.9 x 71.1 cm (22 x 28")
Oct 29, 1898 (date of publication)
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The energy and dynamism that Theodore Roosevelt brought to public life, in every stage of his reform career, made him one of the most written-about and caricatured people in the late nineteenth century.
This 1898 cartoon, published on the eve of Roosevelt's election as governor of New York, was an apt prediction of his ultimate destiny. President McKinley and his chief adviser, Mark Hanna, both proponents of such Republican Party doctrines as support for big business, did not share Roosevelt's spirit of independence and social reform; they stand on the balcony looking perplexed, and view Roosevelt's shadow encroaching upon the grounds of the White House with anxiety. Similarly, Thomas Platt, New York's powerful party boss and U.S. senator, warned, "If he [Roosevelt] becomes Governor of New York, sooner or later, with his personality, he will have to be President of the United States."
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Theodore Roosevelt: Male  Search this
Theodore Roosevelt: Politics and Government\State Legislator\New York  Search this
Theodore Roosevelt: Literature\Writer  Search this
Theodore Roosevelt: Politics and Government\Vice-President of US  Search this
Theodore Roosevelt: Military\Army\Officer\Colonel  Search this
Theodore Roosevelt: Natural Resources\Explorer  Search this
Theodore Roosevelt: Politics and Government\Governor\New York  Search this
Theodore Roosevelt: Politics and Government\President of US  Search this
Theodore Roosevelt: Humanities and Social Sciences\Historian  Search this
Theodore Roosevelt: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Environmentalist  Search this
Theodore Roosevelt: Natural Resources\Agriculturist\Rancher  Search this
Theodore Roosevelt: Nobel Prize  Search this
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