Crowd to meet T.R. [Theodore Roosevelt] at Chicago (LOC)

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When: 01 January 1912

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Bain News Service,, publisher.

Crowd to meet T.R. [Theodore Roosevelt] at Chicago


1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.

Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative.
Photo probably relates to Teddy Roosevelt candidacy for president in 1912. He spoke at the Progressive Party meeting in August, but was also in Chicago for other meetings that year. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2008, New York Times article, and date of neighboring negatives.) The sign says "California refuses to try title to property before the thief who stole it."
Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).


Format: Glass negatives.

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA,

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Call Number: LC-B2- 2423-9


Owner: The Library of Congress
Source: Flickr Commons
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    • 17/Jan/2008 21:25:43

    This would appear to be from approx. 1912: see a reference to the phrase on the sign in the image in This New York Times article

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    • 08/Feb/2008 22:56:09

    I think I recognize that guy in the hat......

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    The Library of Congress

    • 19/Jul/2008 21:25:30

    Thanks! We'll fix the date and mention Teddy Roosevelt's presidential campaign, which took him to Chicago more than once in 1912.

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    In Memoriam: Wystan

    • 31/Jul/2009 04:52:41

    Typo in "Notes" paragraph above: word on sign is "try," not "tie."

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    Pete (LOC P&P)

    • 03/Aug/2009 18:45:04

    Thanks Wystan. We'll fix the typo.