Tuesday, August 5, 2008

The Making of a Masterpiece: Teddy's Fourth of July
Phase 2

Throughout his presidency Roosevelt attempted to celebrate every Independence Day in his beloved hometown of Oyster Bay.

The scene is an actual event set in Oyster Bay, New York – site of Roosevelt’s Sagamore Hill home and also Mort Künstler’s hometown. The artist’s studio is actually located almost next door to Sagamore Hill National Historic Site. Künstler chose to portray Theodore Roosevelt in the village of Oyster Bay, which TR dearly loved. The love affair between Roosevelt and Oyster Bay continues to this day.

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