Thursday, March 26, 2015

President Roosevelt

Today we feature a picture of Roosevelt looking presidential. The picture was taken during the last part of his presidency.  I like the globe in the picture, reflecting the fact he was a world traveler and explorer.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Roosevelt in Knickers

It is not just every man that has the self confidence to wear Knickers. I would say Roosevelt was one man who could pull it off. The big axe certainly helps the overall outfit. The picture was taken in 1898.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Teddy Roosevelt in Earlier Days

This is  a picture of Teddy Roosevelt in days before he was famous as a military man or president. He is posed here as a hunter. He really was an adventurous sort. The picture was taken in 1885.

Monday, March 23, 2015


Today we have another picture of Teddy Roosevelt during his Military Years. The picture was taken in 1898. Also, we have another quote from him:

Courtesy is as much a mark of a gentleman as courage.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Teddy Roosevelt

This is another military portrait of Teddy Roosevelt from back in his Rough Rider days. Also, another of my favorite quotes from Teddy Roosevelt:

In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Colonel Roosevelt

Welcome to Teddy Roosevelt Week! We will be looking at pictures of one of my favorite presidents. Roosevelt was genuinely a larger than life character who simply would not be stopped. This picture of him was during his brief time in the military when he led the Rough Riders in the Cuban War. Below is one of my favorite quotes of Roosevelt:

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Mountain Folks

We wrap up Appalachian Mountain Week with this picture of some mountain folk. The picture was taken in 1910. Not sure what is hanging in the background on the porch.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Appalachian Music

Today we have a picture of a couple of Old Timers in the Appalachian Mountains. The picture was taken in 1914. One man appears to be playing a flute of fife, and the other is listening. Would love to be able to hear the music of these two Mountain Men.