Bully! Sagamore Hill in Oyster Bay was known as the Summer White House for all the time that Theodore Roosevelt spent there. The 26th President of the United States spent time there from 1885 until his death in 1919.According to the National Park Service website, during Roosevelt's time in office, his "Summer White House" was the focus of international attention. You can still go there to explore the natural surroundings and become inspired by the legacy of one of America's most popular presidents.
Below you will find some great old pictures of Teddy Roosevelt at various times when he was in residence at Sagamore Hill.
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Theodore Roosevelt at Oyster Bay. c 1909 Mar. 16.
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Roosevelt at Oyster Bay. Bain News Service, publisher. [no date recorded on caption card]
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President Roosevelt on the "Mayflower," reviewing the Naval parade off Long Island. Stereograph showing Roosevelt tipping his cap to a passing naval parade while standing on the deck of the Mayflower off Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York. New York, London, Toronto-Canada, Ottawa-Kansas : Underwood & Underwood, publishers, c1903 October 20.
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President and Mrs. Roosevelt and guests - noted officers and yachtsmen, at Naval review, off Long Island. Stereograph showing President and Mrs. Roosevelt with Secretary of the Navy William H. Moody, Sir Thomas Lipton, Admiral George Dewey, C. O. Iselin, and Maj. Gen. Adna Chaffee on the deck of the Mayflower off Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York. New York, London, Toronto-Canada, Ottawa-Kansas : Underwood & Underwood, publishers, c1903 September 21.
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President's Roosevelt's summer home. c 1903 May 25.
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Library(?) at Theodore Roosevelt's home, Sagamore Hill, Long Island, with two elk heads on wall. c1910.
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Funeral procession ascending to grave on the little knoll in the rustic cemetery Col. Roosevelt chose as his last resting place, Young's Memorial Cem., Long Island, N.Y. Meadville, Pa. : Keystone View Company, manufacturers, publishers, c1919 April 23.
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Resting on a Brow of a Hill, the House Overlooks the Neighboring Country. New York Oyster Bay, 1902.
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Pres. Roosevelt, Admiral Dewey and Sec. Navy Moody reviewing war fleet from the "Mayflower," Oyster Bay, Aug. 17, 1903
Video of Teddy Roosevelt. First sequence is TR speaking to a group of people on Sept. 8, 1917 at the opening of the second New York State suffrage campaign at Sagamore Hill. Second sequence is probably TR encouraging New York District volunteer workers for the third Liberty Loan on Apr. 2, 1918. Final views of TR addressing the large crowd which came to demonstrate support for him for the 1916 Presidential nomination. The May 27, 1916 rally was organized by members of the Roosevelt Non-Partisan League. Interior titles, which appear to be TR quotations, stress the need for loyal American citizens and for judicious American dealings with other nations.
Video description: Three sequences of TR addressing groups from the porch at Sagamore Hill. United States : [s.n.], 1916-1918. Click to watch this video of Teddy Roosevelt speaking at Sagamore Hill.