•  Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace N.H.S.

    Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace

    National Historic Site New York

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  • The Upper Gallery is currently closed for renovations.

    These renovations will improve preservation of artifacts and enhance the visitor experience. The Lower Gallery has been reopened, its exhibits are methodically being returned. Period room tours are offered at the regularly scheduled times.

The Stories Behind the Cartoons

A caricature of T.R. by Johanna Goodman on the cover of National Parks Magazine.

A caricature of T.R. by Johanna Goodman on the cover of National Parks Magazine.

Johanna Goodman

Theodore Roosevelt was perhaps the most caricatured of American presidents. The image on this page is from the Fall, 2008 cover of National Parks Magazine, and was drawn by Johanna Goodman. To see more of her work, click here.

Theodore's looks, mannerisms, and determined nature endeared him to political cartoonists. They delighted in drawing parodies of him, long before he entered the White House. A collection of some of these cartoons is on display at Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace N.H.S. Larger images of these cartoons can also be seen in our photo gallery. Descriptions of events that led to their creation can be seen by following the links below:

'Establishing the Deadline'

'Sir Walter Raleigh Had Nothing on Elihu Root'

Untitled Cartoon by Bristol- Judge Magazine

'Teddy Doodle- The Spirit of 1908'

Untitled Cartoon by William H. Walker

'The Adventures of the Crooked House'

Did You Know?

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Theodate Pope Riddle was the architect for the reconstruction of Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace in 1919. She also had survived the sinking of the ocean liner 'Lusitania' which was torpedoed on May 7, 1915. Ms. Riddle was one of the first American female architects.