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Artist:
David Levinthal, born San Francisco, CA 1949  Search this
Medium:
inkjet print
Dimensions:
17 × 22 in. (43.2 × 55.9 cm)
Type:
Photography
Date:
2014
Exhibition Label:
Rough Riders was the nickname given to a unit of cavalry volunteers recruited by Colonel Theodore Roosevelt in 1898 to fight in Cuba during the Spanish-American War. Comprising a diverse group of Western riflemen, Ivy League athletes, Texas Rangers, and Native Americans, they became instantly famous--symbols of a new American masculine ideal rooted in the West. Roosevelt cultivated this image through written accounts of the group's triumphs and defeats, which helped to enhance his own carefully crafted personal mythology. Although not represented in Levinthal's photograph, Roosevelt became synonymous with the Rough Riders and celebrated as the ultimate cowboy-soldier-statesman icon
Topic:
Figure group\male  Search this
Occupation\military\soldier  Search this
Dress\uniform\military uniform  Search this
History\United States\Spanish American War  Search this
Object\other\flag  Search this
Object\weapon\gun  Search this
Equestrian  Search this
Architecture Exterior\military\battlefield  Search this
Landscape\Cuba  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Donald Standford Rosenfeld, Jr.
Object number:
2017.41.30
Restrictions & Rights:
© 2014, David Levinthal
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Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_2017.41.30