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Theodore Roosevelt on African Expedition

Theodore Roosevelt on African Expedition
Smithsonian-Roosevelt African Expedition
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
1909, 1909-1910
Former President Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) and other members of his expedition party from the Smithsonian Roosevelt African Expedition stand next to an American flag. Roosevelt is standing to the left of the flag with his head to the side. Other men in the image include Kermit Roosevelt, Edgar Alexander Mearns, and John Alden Loring. On this trip, Roosevelt collected natural history specimens for the United States National Museum (now National Museum of Natural History) and live animals for the National Zoological Park.
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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 56, Folder 10
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Explorations and Expeditions, Scientific expeditions, Flags, American Flag, Collectors and collecting
Roosevelt, Theodore 1858-1919, Roosevelt, Kermit 1889-1943, Loring, John Alden, Mearns, Edgar Alexander 1856-1916, National Zoological Park (U.S.), United States National Museum, National Museum of Natural History (U.S.), United States President, Smithsonian-Roosevelt African Expedition
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Photographic print, Group, candid
Local Number:
SIA2009-1371 and SA-943
Physical Description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print
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Theodore Roosevelt on African Expedition

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