Source type: newspaper
Document type: editorial cartoon
Document title: “Roosevelt Leading Columbia Upward”
Image size (in source, approx. h x w): unknown
Author(s): Rehse, George W.
City of publication: St. Paul, Minnesota
Date of publication: 28 September 1901
Volume number: 17
Issue number: 39
|Rehse, George W. “Roosevelt Leading Columbia Upward.” Appeal 28 Sept. 1901 v17n39: p. 1.|
|full image of cartoon|
|Theodore Roosevelt (editorial cartoons); Theodore Roosevelt (assumption of presidency: editorial cartoons); Theodore Roosevelt (presidential policies: editorial cartoons).|
Nearly a year after this document was posted it was discovered that the cartoon originally appeared in St. Paul’s Pioneer Press on an undetermined date prior to the McKinley assassination. (A reprint appears in the 6 September 1901 issue of the Marshalltown, Iowa, Evening Times-Republican. MAI’s editor does not have access to Pioneer Press back issues.) Likely the cartoon was prompted by Roosevelt’s 2 September 1901 speech at the Minnesota State Fair. In The Appeal the cartoon is accompanied on the same page with a 92-line untitled poem about Roosevelt by C. R. Barns (which alludes to Roosevelt’s accession to the presidency with the lines “He’s the leader for us now!”  and “All are safe when Roosevelt leads!” ).
Title herein taken from caption.
Image courtesy of Chronicling America.