Thursday, February 4, 2010

Unusual Pictures Of Uncommon People

The son of a glass importer, this young American spent a winter on the Nile when he was 13.

The picture above shows him in his rowing attire at Harvard University.

In the years ahead he became an author, historian, rancher, politician, conservationist and the first American to win a Nobel Peace Prize. He was a colonel in the United States Army and won the Medal of Honor. He died in his sleep at the age of 60.

He is Theodore Roosevelt, who at the age of 40, in 1901, became the 26th President of the United States, the youngest man to ever hold the office.


Eryl Shields said...

Great photos and nice to have a little insight into an iconic figure, show's he's human.

steven said...

golden west - it's so easy to discount the present person as being just that - what you see - when inside each person is so much unaccounted for. these are extraordinary images that i would never have associated with roosevelt!!! steven

Rachel Fenton said...

He was such a bonny lad!

Sweet Repose said...

What a surprise...what ordinary people can accomplish in such a short lifetime. I would've never guessed!