[ROUGH RIDERS - ROOSEVELT, THEODORE] Original photograph depicting the Rough Riders at San Antonio, Texas, 1905.
Vintage photograph depicting Roosevelt and Commander Leonard Wood on horseback in the foreground at right before the balance of the regiment also on horseback and with flags raised. The photograph 8 x 16 1/4 inches (20 x 41 cm); framed. On the frame verso is a sleeve containing fragments of an old mat or envelope, one fragment printed "D.P. Barr, Photo./San Antonio, Tex" and another fragment with manuscript in a contemporary hand reading "1st United States Volunteer Cavalry (Rough Riders)" and with the names of both Wood and Roosevelt corresponding to their place in the image. Offered with a volume publishing the image (see note). The photograph lightly foxed, one corner creased, a few minor short edge tears, well preserved overall, not examined out of frame.
A rare contemporary photograph of Roosevelt's Rough Riders assembled as a regiment on horseback during the regiment's 1905 reunion in San Antonio, Texas. San Antonio was an important location in Rough Riders history as it was from the Menger Hotel that Roosevelt first formed the group. The 1905 reunion convened at the end of the campaign season and before the commencement of Roosevelt's second term as president. It was also the final Rough Riders reunion Roosevelt would attend in his lifetime. The lot is accompanied by a first edition copy in original cloth of Roosevelt's The Rough Riders (Charles Scribner's Sons, 1899) which prints this image under the title "Regimental Drill of the Rough Riders at San Antonio, Texas."
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