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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06449.23 Author/Creator: Underwood & Underwood Place Written: Orchard, Maine. Type: Photograph Date: 1902 Pagination: Stereoview.

Summary of Content: Roosevelt is shown 3/4 back speaking from a railroad car. A very large crowd surrounds him, including several men who have climbed a telegraph pole and a number of people gathered on a roof in the background of the picture.

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People: Underwood & Underwood
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Historical Era: Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929

Subjects: Progressive EraPresidentPresidential Speeches and Proclamations

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