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Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt
Artist
James S. King, 1852 - 1925
Copy after
Underwood & Underwood, active 1880 - c. 1950
Sitter
Theodore Roosevelt, 27 Oct 1858 - 6 Jan 1919
Date
c. 1915
Type
Print
Medium
Etching on paper
Dimensions
Image: 38.3 × 29.5 cm (15 1/16 × 11 5/8")
Sheet: 45.7 × 35.3 cm (18 × 13 7/8")
Topic
Costume\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses\Pince-nez
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie\Necktie
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
Portrait
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Milton and Ingrid Rose
Restrictions & Rights
CC0
Object number
NPG.97.198
Exhibition Label
Born New York City
During the spring of 1915, Theodore Roosevelt testified for eight days during the trial Barnes v. Roosevelt. The former president, who had accused William Barnes Jr. (1866–1930) of being corrupt, was facing charges of libel. The trial made headlines for six weeks straight, culminating in Roosevelt’s acquittal and increased popularity with the American people. Barnes, meanwhile, never regained the nation’s trust, and his career as a politician effectively ended.
After the British ocean liner Lusitania was sunk on May 7, 1915, Roosevelt advocated for war preparedness and sent three of his sons to a military training camp. He also criticized President Woodrow Wilson’s decisions pertaining to World War I, which at the time won him no favor. In the end, though, many viewed Roosevelt as having been right about the war, and had he not died in 1919, he would have been the most likely presidential candidate for the Republican Party nomination in 1920.
Nacido en la Ciudad de Nueva York
En la primavera de 1915, Theodore Roosevelt testificó durante ocho días en el juicio de Barnes v. Roosevelt. El expresidente, que había acusado de corrupción a William Barnes Jr. (1866–1930), enfrentaba cargos de difamación. El juicio hizo noticia a lo largo de seis semanas y culminó con la exoneración de Roosevelt y el aumento de su popularidad entre el pueblo. Barnes nunca recuperó la confianza de la nación y su carrera política terminó a todos los efectos.
Cuando el transatlántico británico Lusitania fue hundido el 7 de mayo de 1915, Roosevelt abogó por que EE. UU. se preparara para entrar en la I Guerra Mundial y envió a tres de sus hijos a un campo de entrenamiento militar. También criticó las decisiones del presidente Woodrow Wilson con respecto a la guerra, cosa que no le ganó amigos. A la postre, muchos consideraron que Roosevelt tenía razón, y si no hubiera muerto en 1919 seguramente habría sido el candidato presidencial del Partido Republicano en 1920.
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery