Theodore Roosevelt's Address to Boys' Progressive League and related media

Theodore Roosevelt's Address to Boys' Progressive League

Though Theodore Roosevelt was not able to attend the meeting of the Boys' Progressive League in New York City, he made a recording of a speech on a cylinder phonograph on July 3, 1913, to be played in his absence.

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