The Squair Collection (SC22110) includes many items that show how people tried to capitalize on his fame. Displayed here are a plastic placemat, "Theodore Roosevelt Has Thanksgiving Dinner at Sagamore" featuring a "Teddy Bear" with Roosevelt's iconic reading glasses.
Thanksgiving Dinner Placemat
The Squair collection included 740 postcards (PRI5399) depicting Theodore Roosevelt and subjects related to him, things named after him, teddy bears and animals he hunted, as well as images of his homes in New York City and at Oyster Bay, Long Island, and memorials.
"Rum, Rumor and Roosevelt"
“… the rumors of Roosevelt’s own drinking persisted and made good newspaper copy. The issue was explored in a lengthy article titled “Rum, Rumor and Roosevelt,” by Frederic Sturdevant, a correspondent for the New York World. ‘It is such an infamous lie that it is a little doubtful to know what to do regarding it,’ Sturdevant quoted Roosevelt as saying.”