title: Theodore Roosevelt: Icon of the American Century

Is it Only Shadow?

Theodore Roosevelt emerged from the Spanish-American War a national hero. His military fame now enhanced his reputation as a reform politician in his home state of New York, where he was nominated to run for the governorship that fall of 1898.

This cartoon appeared in Judge, October 29, 1898, just prior to Roosevelt's successful election, and predicted his ultimate political destiny, the White House.


Is It Only Shadow?
Grant Hamilton (circa 18621920)
Hand-colored lithographic proof, 1898
Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site
National Park Service, New York City



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