Happy 155th Birthday, Teddy!
Theodore Roosevelt, NYPD Commissioner, Governor of New York, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Rough Rider, Nobel Laureate, inspiration for the “Teddy Bear” and the twenty-sixth President of the United States, was born in New York City on October 27, 1858.
And as depicted here by cartoonist Clifford Berryman, contemplating a run for a third term, it looks like he’s all ready for Game 4 of the World Series too!
"Rock-driller at Norris Dam site.", 10/27/1933
From the series: Lewis Hine Photographs for the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), 1933
In October of 1933 Lewis Hine was assigned to do a photographic survey of Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) projects in East Tennessee. Among Hine’s subjects were the construction of the Norris Dam and the mountaineer families forced to vacate their homes and lands because of it.