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Letter from President Theodore Roosevelt to Jacob Riis

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Title Letter from President Theodore Roosevelt to Jacob Riis
Description Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) was the New York City police commissioner in 1890, when How the Other Half Lives was published. He was a friend and supporter of Riis, accompanying him on his visits to the slums. Eleven years later he became president, and a national symbol of the Progressive Era.
Source Manuscripts and Archives Division
Date October 20, 1906
Relation Washington, D.C.

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“Letter from President Theodore Roosevelt to Jacob Riis,” Lunch Hour NYC, accessed December 11, 2017, http://exhibitions.nypl.org/lunchhour/items/show/455.

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