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THEODORE AND EDITH ROOSEVELT’S SECOND HONEYMOON

Edith Carow and Theodore Roosevelt were close childhood friends in New York City. As they grew from children into young adults, they attended both family and social events together. It appeared that the relationship might lead to something permanent, but when Theodore left home to enter Harvard University something changed in him. Soon after, he  Continue Reading »

MODERN ADVENTURERS COMMEMORATE THEODORE ROOSEVELT’S ADVENTURE DOWN ‘THE RIVER OF DOUBT’ 100 YEARS AGO

Last month,  adventurers David Freeman and Paul A. Schurke wanted to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Theodore Roosevelt’s trip down the famous River of Doubt in Brazil. Their plan was to duplicate Roosevelt’s adventure in a canoe. The problem: they couldn’t get permission from the indigenous people, who controlled the rainforest. Those of you who  Continue Reading »

Through the Brazilian Wilderness Captured on Early Motion Picture Film

The Motion Picture industry was well established when Theodore Roosevelt took his famous journey “Through the Brazilian Wilderness” in 1913, so, it was natural that a motion picture camera be brought along. The Cinematographer is said to have been Carl von Hoffman, who was employed at the time by the Mutual Film Company, although Roosevelt  Continue Reading »