Thursday, August 14, 2008

The Making of a Masterpiece: Teddy's Fourth of July
Phase 9

“Visit Oyster Bay today on your way to Sagamore Hill National Historic Site and you’ll recognize the building featured in the painting, just as Civil War buffs recognize so many period structures in my Civil War artworks.”
— Mort Künstler

The “Moore Building” was the local office for President Roosevelt’s staff during the days of the “Summer White House” at Oyster Bay. Its corner turret, curved window sashes, and curved glass are superbly reminiscent of turn-of-the-century Americana.

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