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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Teddy Roosevelt "horsecade" on Broad Street - 1905

Today's image is from what appears to be Theodore Roosevelt's only visit to Richmond. From a stereograph published by Underwood & Underwood. The quote on this one: "Broad Street, lined with school children applauding President Roosevelt."

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Photo courtesy of The Library of Congress

8 comments:

  1. What's with the guys in the fuzzy white hats?

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  2. The guy standing behind the carriage on the left, - instead of watching the president like he's supposed to do, he's texting his buddies. Probably, "Guess who I'm with! Text me back once the internet's invented. lol"

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    1. Made me laugh. But seriously...too big to be a smartphone...perhaps a tablet? ;)

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  3. Could the guys in uniform and white hats (bearskins?) be cadets from a local high school like John Marshall? Or possibly from VMI? The uniforms look to be colored gray.

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  4. Dug a little further and found Baltimore Newspaper article from Oct 1905 announcing preparations in Richmond for Roosevelt's visit. Says that VMI cadets will participate in parade.

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  5. Can you identify the cross street?

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  6. just stumbled on to this blog...amazing!!! anybody know the cross street?? also, is that the Klan sitting together on the right side of the street??

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