Republican leaders officially notify TR that the party has nominated him for president. Speaker Cannon stands beside TR on the left. Sagamore Hill, Oyster Bay, NY - Aug. 4, 1904
Surgeons opted not to remove the bullet, lodged in the fourth rib - Oct. 14, 1912
Fifty pages of thick paper folded in half plus one steel spectacles case slowed the bullet that lodged in Roosevelt's rib - Oct. 14, 1912
The Wisconsin Republican Convention of 1904 was held at the Red Gym at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. In a factional dispute that foreshadowed the national Republican schism of 1912, conservatives bolted the convention to protest the nomination of progressive pioneer, Governor Robert La Follette.
Senators Orville Platt, John Spooner, William Allison, and Nelson Aldrich, meet informally at Aldrich’s Newport, Rhode Island, estate in 1903
Allegedly candid photo of Taft receiving congratulations after his 1908 Republican nomination.
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