backstoryradio:

Today, Teddy Roosevelt is known as a trust-buster…but he used to have a reputation as a politician on the take. We explore accusations of corruption in the 1904 presidential election, and how it lead to some of the first efforts for campaign finance reform over a century ago, on our latest episode. 

backstoryradio:

Today, Teddy Roosevelt is known as a trust-buster…but he used to have a reputation as a politician on the take. We explore accusations of corruption in the 1904 presidential election, and how it lead to some of the first efforts for campaign finance reform over a century ago, on our latest episode


I’d like this for my living room, please, thanks. 

William Howard Taft flag via Heritage Auctions

I’d like this for my living room, please, thanks.

William Howard Taft flag via Heritage Auctions

camelotdaydreams:

Hickory Hill, Mclean, VA - May 1, 1957

camelotdaydreams:

Hickory Hill, Mclean, VA - May 1, 1957

"Four-year-old Mary Ann Bauer refuses to take sides in the election battle being waged by her parents, John and Mary, at their North Philadelphia home." - Philadelphia Evening Bulletin, November 1, 1960

Temple University Libraries, Special Collections Research Center, George D. McDowell Philadelphia Evening Bulletin Collection

"Four-year-old Mary Ann Bauer refuses to take sides in the election battle being waged by her parents, John and Mary, at their North Philadelphia home." - Philadelphia Evening Bulletin, November 1, 1960

Temple University Libraries, Special Collections Research Center, George D. McDowell Philadelphia Evening Bulletin Collection

generalharrison:

President Benjamin Harrison colorized. From reddit.

generalharrison:

President Benjamin Harrison colorized. From reddit.

"The safest guardians of Liberty’s flag - the Public Schools - welcoming President McKinley, El Paso, Texas."

President William McKinley visited El Paso, Texas in 1901. The crowd holds signs saying: “400,000 teachers and 15,000,000 pupils are a pillar of strength to our government.” Wm. McKinley. El Paso believes it!”

Via Southern Methodist University, Central University Libraries, DeGolyer Library, Lawrence T. Jones III Texas Photographs

gedenkenbrauchtwissen:

Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s “fireside chat” microphone.
(source: Truman Presidential Library)

gedenkenbrauchtwissen:

Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s “fireside chat” microphone.

(source: Truman Presidential Library)

Aww, it’s First Lady Betty Ford and President Gerald Ford on the re-election campaign trail in Tampa, Florida, in 1976.

Via State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, Photographer: Donn Dughi

Aww, it’s First Lady Betty Ford and President Gerald Ford on the re-election campaign trail in Tampa, Florida, in 1976.

Via State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, Photographer: Donn Dughi

lyndsyslnmrrsn:

I know it’s been 149 years, but it is too soon for Abe Lincoln to be advertising theater popcorn.

lyndsyslnmrrsn:

I know it’s been 149 years, but it is too soon for Abe Lincoln to be advertising theater popcorn.

From the 1890s, Warren Harding, future President and noted penis-nicknamer, was a popular speaker on the “Circuit Chautauqua,” a traveling series of lectures, musical numbers and other performances. Harding often discussed one of his heroes, founding father Alexander Hamilton. This 1904 brochure, including a bio of Harding (at that time, Lieutenant Governor of Ohio) and newspaper comments praising his speaking performances, was created in  in promotion of an upcoming Hamilton lecture. 

Via the University of Iowa. Libraries. Special Collections Dept, Iowa Digital Library, from the collection: Traveling Culture: Circuit Chautauqua in the Twentieth Century

From the 1890s, Warren Harding, future President and noted penis-nicknamer, was a popular speaker on the “Circuit Chautauqua,” a traveling series of lectures, musical numbers and other performances. Harding often discussed one of his heroes, founding father Alexander Hamilton. This 1904 brochure, including a bio of Harding (at that time, Lieutenant Governor of Ohio) and newspaper comments praising his speaking performances, was created in in promotion of an upcoming Hamilton lecture.

Via the University of Iowa. Libraries. Special Collections Dept, Iowa Digital Library, from the collection: Traveling Culture: Circuit Chautauqua in the Twentieth Century