Theodore Roosevelt and his family at Oyster Bay
Portrait from the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs at the New York Public Library
(But since much of their platform points have since come to pass…)
Our campaigns will consist of setting herds of Progressive mooses loose at the major party rallies
and hitting people with signs that say “BULLY”
and having Theodore Roosevelt look-a-like contests.
Very much in support of this
I believe that we should make the Fourth of July a genuine Americanization day, and should use it to teach the prime lesson of Americanism, which is that there is no room in the country for the perpetuation of separate race groups or racial divisions; that we must all be Americans and nothing but Americans, and that therefore on the Fourth of July we should all get together simply as Americans and celebrate the day as such without regard to our several racial origins.
—Theodore Roosevelt editorial in Kansas City Star, 1918
Bonus points if they become Captain America.
Teddy was his own superhero, thank you very much.
Happy Arbor Day!
President Theodore Roosevelt replanting a Bahia tree originally planted in 1874 in Riverside, California., ca. 1904
Another product of yesterday’s Take your Child to Work Day at the National Archives, our 8-year-old junior curator has this to say for his choice:
“I just thought it looked cool because of Teddy Roosevelt and all the people.”
What kind of tree would you like to plant today?