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Photograph of Georgetown ferry

Description:

Civil War soldiers sit on the rocks of Mason's Island, later called Theodore Roosevelt Island, watching a Georgetown ferry transport wagons and horses across the Potomac River. One man is fishing. The Alexandria Aqueduct Bridge is visible in the background in its second incarnation as a canal and roadway.

Resource Type: Photograph

Subject: National parks and reserves; Ferries; Soldiers; Wagons; Horses; Washington (D.C.)--Theodore Roosevelt Island; United States--Potomac River; United States--Aqueduct Bridge

Date: 1864?

Photograph of Georgetown waterfront from Mason's Island

Description:

View of the Georgetown waterfront as seen from Mason's Island, later called Theodore Roosevelt Island. Numerous sailing vessels are anchored on the waterfront.

Resource Type: Photograph

Subject: National parks and reserves; Shipping; Washington (D.C.)--Georgetown; Washington (D.C.)--Theodore Roosevelt Island

Date: 1865-11-13

Aqueduct of Potomac, Georgetown D.C.

Description:

View from upstream of the Alexandria Aqueduct Bridge in its first incarnation as a canal boat bridge. Mason's Island, later called Theodore Roosevelt Island, can be seen in the distance. The Washington Monument is visible on the left. Canal boats traveling on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal can be seen in the foreground.

Resource Type: Engraving

Subject: Canal-boats; National parks and reserves; Washington Monument (Washington, D.C.); United States--Aqueduct Bridge; United States--Chesapeake and Ohio Canal; Washington (D.C.)--Theodore Roosevelt Island

Date: 1865?

Photograph of Georgetown from Mason's Island

Description:

Georgetown waterfront as seen from Mason's Island, later Theodore Roosevelt Island. Numerous sailing vessels are anchored on the waterfront.

Resource Type: Photograph

Subject: National parks and reserves; Shipping; Washington (D.C.)--Georgetown; Washington (D.C.)--Theodore Roosevelt Island

Date: 1865?

Hydrographic map of Potomac River from Aqueduct Bridge

Description:

Hydrographic map of the section of Potomac River which includes Analostan, later Theodore Roosevelt Island. The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal is visible in the left corner and the Alexandria Canal can be seen following the shoreline on the bottom of the map. This map was created for the U.S. Army by members of the Corps. of Engineers.

Resource Type: Map

Subject: Nautical charts; National parks and reserves; Washington (D.C.)--Theodore Roosevelt Island; United States--Chesapeake and Ohio Canal; Virginia--Alexandria Canal; United States--Potomac River

Date: 1871

Photograph of John Mason's mansion from north

Description:

Ruins of John Mason's mansion on Theodore Roosevelt Island. Caption on back lists the location as Analostan, a previous name for Theodore Roosevelt Island before it was purchased for the Theodore Roosevelt Island National Memorial.

Resource Type: Photograph

Subject: National parks and reserves; Abandoned houses; Washington (D.C.)--Theodore Roosevelt Island; Mason, John, 1766-1849

Date: 1880-1890

Photograph of Mason House

Description:

Crumbling ruins of John Mason's mansion on Theodore Roosevelt Island. Writing on photograph indicates the island's name is Analostan, this is a previous name for Theodore Roosevelt Island.

Resource Type: Photograph

Subject: National parks and reserves; Abandoned houses; Washington (D.C.)--Theodore Roosevelt Island; Mason, John, 1766-1849

Date: 1880?

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to George Bird Grinnell

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt writes to George Bird Grinnell about the "forestry business." Taking forests away from the settlers was part of an order issued by President Cleveland when he was at the end of his administration, and he agrees to cut Pierce's article for Grinnell. Roosevelt also edited Grinnell's statements about hunting stories. Roosevelt believes that "our scientific people" should care more about hunting. Roosevelt also wants Grinnell to add information about the destruction of the buffalo in Yellowstone Park.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Forests and forestry; Forest management; Writing; Publishers and publishing; Hunting; Bison; Big game hunting; National parks and reserves; United States--Yellowstone National Park; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886; Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901

Date: 1897-08-24

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to George Bird Grinnell

Description:

Colonel Young wishes the Boone and Crockett Club annual dinner could be held in Washington. Theodore Roosevelt thinks Yellowstone Park should be extended to the south.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Dinners and dining; National parks and reserves; United States--Yellowstone National Park; Washington (D.C.); Boone and Crockett Club; Bliss, Cornelius Newton, 1833-1911; Garland, A. H. (Augustus Hill), 1832-1899; Young, S. B. M. (Samuel Baldwin Marks), 1840-1924

Date: 1897-12-17

Postcard to Thomas B. Meek

Description:

Brown postcard with a color illustration of a bear and a startled hunter. Written on the front of the postcard is "I'm looking for you in Yellowstone Park."

Resource Type: Postcard

Subject: Bears; Hunters; National parks and reserves; United States--Yellowstone National Park

Date: 1901-1907?

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