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17 Rough-And-Tumble Photos Of Teddy Roosevelt That Are Like A Bald Eagle Eating Apple Pie  

Samantha Dillinger
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List Rules Vote up the Teddy Roosevelt pictures that make you feel as if you're soaring on the wings of a bald eagle across the skies of freedom.

Theodore Roosevelt may have occupied the confines of the White House for nearly a decade, but he was always more at home in the outdoors. If you need proof that Teddy Roosevelt is the ultimate outdoorsman, nearly every photo of him involves some kind of escapade off the beaten path. The presidency may have been his political endgame, but he has long since proven his mettle as a hunter, soldier, and all-around adventurer. The iconography identified with our 26th president is not of him at a desk or a podium, but on horseback, in a canoe, or on a moose, often with a rifle in his hand. 

For many Americans, Teddy Roosevelt was the portrait of masculinity, and his photographers and biographers have done well to maintain his image. The towering photographic testaments to Roosevelt's machismo that follow prove he can tame any beast, brave any setting, and stand at the head of 20th century Americana with poise. These pictures of Teddy Roosevelt in nature are representative of a true renaissance man and are sure to renew your own patriotic fervor.

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This Is The Picture Of A True Frontiersman, 1885
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Photo: Everett Historical/Shutterstock.com
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Colonial Theodore Roosevelt, Who Woke Up Like This, 1898 
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Photo: Siegel, Cooper & Co./Library of Congress/Public Domain
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Those Wooden Planks Are No Match For The Aerial Grandeur Of His Mighty Steed, 1902
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Photo: History Archive/Universal Images Group/Getty Images
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This Aquatic Moose Ride Is Serious Business, 1900
This Aquatic Moose Ride Is Ser... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 17 Rough-And-Tumble Photos Of Teddy Roosevelt That Are Like A Bald Eagle Eating Apple Pie
Photo: Underwood and Underwood/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images
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