Some cool images of fireworks in New York City following Theodore Roosevelt’s election in 1904.

Via the New-York Historical Society, Frank M. Ingalls photograph collection. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4

Theodore Roosevelt on the campaign trail in 1912, from the back of a rail car in Missoula, Montana.

Via the Archives and Special Collections at the University of Montana, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library

Theodore Roosevelt on the campaign trail in 1912, from the back of a rail car in Missoula, Montana.

Via the Archives and Special Collections at the University of Montana, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library

Source: mtmemory.org

Well, I can only hope you all are watching the excellent Ken Burns documentary, The Roosevelts, which began airing last night. In honor of that, and not at all because I’m on vacation and feeling lazy, this week I’m going to reblog some of my favorite Teddy Roosevelt and Franklin Roosevelt posts.

Seriously, though, the documentary is great so far. Check it out if you can!

retrocampaigns:

Meet … America’s New President, Franklin Roosevelt.

Some great shots in this British Pathé short film from 1932, introducing FDR to the British public.

Courtesy of British Pathé Ltd. Check them out on Tumblr, too.

Presidential candidates, movie-poster style.

From The American Monthly Review of Reviews, 1904, some images from which (as well as other volumes of Review of Reviews have been uploaded to Flickr Commons by the Internet Archive.

Presidential candidates, movie-poster style.

From The American Monthly Review of Reviews, 1904, some images from which (as well as other volumes of Review of Reviews have been uploaded to Flickr Commons by the Internet Archive.

McKinley is the Man! And also there’s that other guy, who may come in handy someday …

Via the University of Illinois at Chicago, CARLI Digital Collections Sheet Music Collection

McKinley is the Man! And also there’s that other guy, who may come in handy someday …

Via the University of Illinois at Chicago, CARLI Digital Collections Sheet Music Collection

Theodore Roosevelt commands the crowds’ attention from the platform on the back of a train at the Holdrege Depot in Holdrege, Nebraska, 1912.

Via Nebraska Memories,  Phelps County Historical Society, Holdrege Area Public Library

Theodore Roosevelt commands the crowds’ attention from the platform on the back of a train at the Holdrege Depot in Holdrege, Nebraska, 1912.

Via Nebraska Memories, Phelps County Historical Society, Holdrege Area Public Library

When men were men and campaign posters were ENORMOUS. 

Via The New York Public Library Digital Collections

When men were men and campaign posters were ENORMOUS.

Via The New York Public Library Digital Collections

Teddy’s judging you so hard right now.

Via the Library of Congress

Teddy’s judging you so hard right now.

Via the Library of Congress

Source: loc.gov

So, is everyone else as excited as I am for the new Ken Burns documentary on the Roosevelts??

THE ROOSEVELTS: AN INTIMATE HISTORY chronicles the lives of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of the most prominent and influential family in American politics. It is the first time in a major documentary television series that their individual stories have been interwoven into a single narrative.

This seven-part, fourteen hour film follows the Roosevelts for more than a century, from Theodore’s birth in 1858 to Eleanor’s death in 1962. Over the course of those years, Theodore would become the 26th President of the United States and his beloved niece, Eleanor, would marry his fifth cousin, Franklin, who became the 32nd President of the United States. Together, these three individuals not only redefined the relationship Americans had with their government and with each other, but also redefined the role of the United States within the wider world.

The series encompasses the history the Roosevelts helped to shape: the creation of National Parks, the digging of the Panama Canal, the passage of innovative New Deal programs, the defeat of Hitler, and the postwar struggles for civil rights at home and human rights abroad. It is also an intimate human story about love, betrayal, family loyalty, personal courage and the conquest of fear.

Source: pbs.org