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Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt
Pach Brothers Studio, active 1867 - 1993
Theodore Roosevelt, 27 Oct 1858 - 6 Jan 1919
c. 1898
Platinum print
Image/Sheet: 28.5 × 24.8 cm (11 1/4 × 9 3/4")
Mount: 45 × 40.1 cm (17 11/16 × 15 13/16")
Mat: 71.1 × 55.9 cm (28 × 22")
Costume\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses
Nature & Environment\Animal\Horse
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache
Equipment\Sports Equipment\Equestrian Gear\Reins
Nature & Environment\Plant\Grass
Home Furnishings\Blanket
Costume\Dress Accessory\Glove\Riding
Equipment\Sports Equipment\Equestrian Gear\Saddle
Theodore Roosevelt: Male
Theodore Roosevelt: Politics and Government\State Legislator\New York
Theodore Roosevelt: Literature\Writer
Theodore Roosevelt: Politics and Government\Vice-President of US
Theodore Roosevelt: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Colonel
Theodore Roosevelt: Natural Resource Occupations\Explorer
Theodore Roosevelt: Politics and Government\Governor\New York
Theodore Roosevelt: Politics and Government\President of US
Theodore Roosevelt: Education and Scholarship\Scholar\Historian
Theodore Roosevelt: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Environmentalist
Theodore Roosevelt: Natural Resource Occupations\Agriculturist\Rancher
Theodore Roosevelt: Nobel Prize
United States\New York\Suffolk\Montauk
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Joanna Sturm
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Born New York City
Theodore Roosevelt posed for this photograph at Montauk, Long Island, shortly before his First Volunteer Cavalry Regiment was mustered out of service in September 1898. The “Roosevelt Rough Riders,” as they were known, fought in Cuba during the Spanish-American War (War of 1898). Later Roosevelt described in a letter how he looked and dressed in the war. In contrast to his appearance here, he said, “In Cuba I did not have the side of my hat turned up.”
Nacido en la Ciudad de Nueva York
Theodore Roosevelt posó para esta fotografía en Montauk, Long Island, poco antes de que su Primer Regimiento Voluntario de Caballería fuera retirado de servicio en septiembre de 1898. Los “jinetes duros de Roosevelt”, como se les llamaba, pelearon en Cuba durante la Guerra Hispano-Estadounidense (1898). Más tarde, Roosevelt describió en una carta su apariencia en aquella guerra: en contraste con esta imagen, “en Cuba no llevaba el ala de mi sombrero volteada hacia arriba”.
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery
America's Presidents (Reinstallation September 2017)
On View
NPG, West Gallery 210