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Campaign Memorabilia

15 May, 2015

A rather impractical pince-nez promoting Teddy Roosevelt and his running mate Charles W. Fairbanks’ 1904 Presidential campaign. His opponent, Alton B. Parker, could’ve had a field day with jokes about Roosevelt supporters being unable to see the issues clearly (I would hope he’d come up with something snappier than that). It certainly didn’t hurt, as Teddy went on to win the Electoral College vote and 56% of the popular vote.

Campaign glasses

On display at the Roosevelt’s Sagamore Hill house.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. donnahardees permalink
    17 May, 2015 10:05 am

    Campaigning was a very different beast back in those days….

  2. donnahardees permalink
    17 May, 2015 10:06 am

    And I wonder if Roosevelt’s Sagamore Hill house, which was closed for renovation when we were there, will be open anytime soon….

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