See a very young Theodore Roosevelt after he got his first job

It didn’t take long for Theodore Roosevelt to make it in politics. In 1881, he was just a year out of Harvard, but he was still elected to the New York State Assembly.

Since Roosevelt was already becoming a prominent political voice, this 1884 portrait was taken for Scribner’s. Roosevelt was 26. Just two years later, he ran to be Mayor of New York (and came in third).

Roosevelt at 26

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