: One of a series of photographs documenting a trip that former president Theodore Roosevelt made to Columbus, Ohio, in February of 1912. He is seen here delivering a speech at the Ohio Constitutional Convention on the steps of the Ohio Statehouse on February 21, 1912. Roosevelt had already served two terms as president (1901-1909) when he made an unsuccessful bid for the presidency in 1912 as a member of the Bull Moose Party; this photograph is likely from his campaign tour in 1912. While in Columbus, he stayed at the home of Reverend Washington Gladden, a prominent minister, local politician and social reformer who was pastor of the First Congregational Church in Columbus.
A notation on the back of one of these photographs indicates they were taken by the Royal Photo Co. View on Ohio Memory.
: SC4017_002 Subjects
: Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Presidential campaigns; Ohio Statehouse (Columbus, Ohio); Gladden, Washington, 1836-1918; Constitutional conventions; Places
: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)