Friday, August 8, 2008

The Making of a Masterpiece: Teddy's Fourth of July
Phase 5

“Oyster Bay historian John Hammond was of enormous help in the research for this painting. Thanks to John, and to Theodore Roosevelt Association Director Jim Bruns, I was able to pore over countless period photographs of President Roosevelt, automobiles of the era and the appearance of Oyster Bay a century ago.”
— Mort Künstler


These photographs of Oyster Bay show the Moore Building when Roosevelt was president. Photos C and D were postcards of that era.

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