Theodore Roosevelt for the Holidays
Celebrate the Holidays with Theodore Roosevelt! What did Christmas mean to the 26th President of the United States, passionate father, and embracer of life? How did he celebrate the season? This collection, curated by Joshua Hodge, opens a window to view Christmas at the turn of the twentieth century with the lively and festive Roosevelt family. Through a series of diary entries, excerpts from memoirs, and letters written to family and friends throughout the course of his life, we see how the president experienced the holiday season and maneuvered the twists and turns of life from year to year. Also included in this collection are all of Roosevelt’s Thanksgiving Proclamations, vintage photographs and illustrations from the Library of Congress, and Christmas and winter literature as found in Roosevelt’s personal collection at Sagamore Hill: including works by Charles Dickens, Ralph Waldo Emerson, John Burroughs, and Clement C. Moore. Unwrap this package with “dee-light,” as you experience the “rapture” of the season with Theodore Roosevelt for the Holidays!