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Teddy Roosevelt Postcard Collection

PRI5399

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742 Items (3 Boxes)

Open to Research

Deed of Gift from Lyall A. Squair, December 1998

Fred Bassett, Senior Librarian, Manuscripts and Special Collections, December 1999

This collection consists chiefly of picture postcards relating to the public life and caricature of Theodore Roosevelt. Included here are many personal and family portraits, views of his homes and haunts; political campaign rallies, Rough Rider expeditions, and his African safari. Also included are many cartoon caricatures of Roosevelt, especially in regards to his famous expression: "delighted!" The "Teddy Bear" motif that was popularized by Teddy Roosevelt is the subject of almost half the cards in this collection. Most depict bears engaged in human activities. In essence this collection is useful for studying popular culture in the United States prior to the First World War.

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Theodore Roosevelt. Portrait. F.H. ALT. 1909 Theodore Roosevelt. Portrait. Schiender Paper Co., Austin, Minn. May 31/June 4, 1907. "A Square Deal for Every Man. Theodore Roosevelt" Rotograph Co., N.Y., F2000/5. "A Square Deal for Every Man. Theodore Roosevelt" Rotograph Co., N.Y. FL225/B. Nov. 8, 1908. "Theodore Roosevelt" [Portrait]. Souvenir Postcard Co., N.Y. copyright 1904. Portrait of Theodore Roosevelt within an embossed silk image of the American Flag. May Ettlinger & Co., Ltd., London & New York. "Theodore Roosevelt. President of the United States" Arthur Livingston, Publisher, New York City. "Roosevelt and King Edward" [Portraits surrounded by flags of Great Britain and United States] Copyright by Illustrated Postcard Co., 1907. "Theodore Roosevelt. President of the United States." [Portrait]. Copyright 1909, Rockwood, N.Y. "President Theodore Roosevelt" [Portrait]. Franz Huld, Publisher, New York. No.

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