1912 Theodore Roosevelt Original Photograph Campaigning From Train

This is an historically significant original photograph taken in 1912 of former President Theodore Roosevelt as he campaigns from the rear of a passenger rail car at the Union Pacific depot in Freemont, Nebraska during his campaign for a third presidential term, running for his newly organized Progressive “Bull Moose” Party against his former ally William Howard Taft. The vintage photograph which measures 3.5 inches square is mounted on its original mount that measures 5 inches square and is labeled on the verso by the Freemont photographer, John S. Jackman and in handwritten notation reads, “Jackman-624-E13, Freemont, Neb.” By historic accounts, a large crowd massed to hear Roosevelt speak just months before he survived an assassination attempt while campaigning in Milwaukee when a saloonkeeper shot him. A bullet lodged in Roosevelt’s chest after penetrating his steel eyeglass case and passing through a 50 page copy of his speech that he carried in his pocket. As an experienced hunter, Roosevelt concluded that since he was not coughing blood, the bullet had not completely penetrated to his lung so he proceeded to deliver his 90 minute speech with blood seeping into his shirt, making opening remarks, “Ladies and gentlemen, I don’t know whether you fully understand that I have just been shot; but it takes more than that to kill a Bull Moose.” Roosevelt carried the bullet in him for the rest of his life. Because of the split of the Republican vote, Democrat Woodrow Wilson won the Presidency. Roosevelt himself became the youngest President of the nation’s history when he became President in 1901 following the assassination of President McKinley. Roosevelt has consistently been ranked by scholars as one of the greatest U.S. Presidents. This original photograph is a great scene out of history. Comes with a certificate that unconditionally guarantees the authenticity of this item.

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1912 Theodore Roosevelt Original Photograph Campaigning From Train

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