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On Oct. 23, 1916, Theodore Roosevelt campaigns for Republican presidential nominee Charles Evans Hughes and assails the Wilson administration in Albuquerque.

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On Oct. 23, 1916, Theodore Roosevelt campaigns for Republican presidential nominee Charles Evans Hughes and assails the Wilson administration in Albuquerque, N.M. A young woman rides on horseback carrying a bouquet of flowers. There is an auto parade. Roosevelt passes by in an open touring car. Seated next to him is a man who appears to be Albert B. Fall, one of New Mexico's first U.S. Senators (1912-1921) and later secretary of the interior until exposure of his involvement in the Teapot Dome scandal. There are long and close-up shots of Roosevelt seated on a stone pillar in front of the Alvarado Hotel in downtown Albuquerque, as he amiably talks with men gathered around him, including Sen. Fall, with cigar in hand, and George Curry, the tall man in a light hat, former territorial governor of New Mexico (1907-1911) and U.S. Representative (1912-1913). There is a long shot of Roosevelt speaking to a large crowd from a narrow platform in front of the Alvarado Hotel. Two young women on horseback bring flowers to Roosevelt.

Sources Used:

Albuquerque Journal, 10/23/1916, p. 8.

Coan, Charles F. A History of New Mexico, 1925, v. 1, p. 500.

Fitzpatrick, George and Caplin, Harvey. Albuquerque, 1975, p. 62-63.

[Hening, Horace B.] Albuquerque, New Mexico, [1908]. Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division portrait file.

Twitchell, Ralph E. The Leading Facts of New Mexican History, 1963, v. 2, p. 563.