"President and Mrs. Roosevelt and guests - noted officers and yachtsmen, at Naval review, off Long Island"
Underwood & Underwood
USA, NY, Long Island
overall: 3-1/2 x 7 in.; image: 3-1/4 x 6-1/8 in.
Stereograph mounted on gray board with rounded corners; photograph of (front row) Navy Secretary William H. Moody, President and Mrs. Roosevelt, (back row) Sir Thomas Lipton, Admiral Dewey, C. O. Iselin and Major General Adna Chafee on board MAYFLOWER (built 1896) for the Naval Parade off Oyster Bay, Long Island, August 1903; printed on left "Underwood & Underwood, Publisher/ New York, London, Toronto-Canada, Ottawa-Kansas"; printed on right "Works and Studios ~/ Arlington, N.J. Littleton, N.H. Washington, D.C." and "SUN SCULPTURE/ UU/ TRADE MARK"; printed on bottom right "President and Mrs. Roosevelt and guests - noted officers and yachtsmen, at/ Naval review, off Long Island. Copyright 1903 by Underwood & Underwood."; printed on back "This is the deck of the Mayflower, lying off/ Oyster Bay, Long Island, N. Y., on the day of the/ August Naval parade of 1903./ Twenty-two of the finest vessels in the U. S./ Navy were lined up for review and each saluted/ the Mayflower as it passed by with the roar of/ twenty-one guns - the presidential salute. Over/ 2.500 rounds of blank charges were fired during/ the naval evolutions on this occasion./ Representatives of the British, German, Rus-/ sian and Japanese governments were the nation's/ guests on board the Kearsarge, Rear Admiral/ Barker's flagship. Here on the Mayflower we see/ President and Mrs. Roosevelt with other specta-/ tors of the parade, each one a distinguished per-/ sonality./ Secretary of the Navy Moody occupies a chair/ beside the Chief Magisrate. Behind him is the/ genial Sir Thomas Lipton, builder of Shamrock III./ Admiral Dewey's commanding figure is recognized/ at once between our gallant British visitor and the/ prince of America's yachtsmen, Mr. C. O. Iselin,/ builder of the Reliance. Maj. Gen. Chaffee, U. S. A.,/ stands with soldierly dignity just beyond Mrs./ Roosevelt./ In his address to the men of the flagship Pre-/ sident Roosevelt said: - 'Everyone is expected to/ show a perfect willingness to die rather than to/ see the slightest stain put upon the American flag./ In addition, you must know how to fight as well/ as how to die - then you will be what I believe/ you are, the most efficient fighting force in the/ world.'/ At the dinner which ended the day President/ Roosevelt offered these toasts: -/ 'We have with us tod-day representatives of the/ great powers - Great Britain, Germany, Russia/ and Japan. I ask you to drink to those Powers/ and their representatives.'/ 'We have also with us representatives of an/ inernational incidient. As to that, may the best/ boat win!'" and "President and Mrs. Roosevelt with Guests, noted/ Officers and Yachtsmen./ La President et sa dame avec leurs invites, hauts/ officers et yachtsmen./ Brajident Roojevelt und Gemablin mit Gajten, be-/ tannten Officieren und Jachtleuten./ El Presidente y su Senora, con invitadoes, oficiales/ graduados y yachtsmen./ President och fru Roosevelt med gaster, valkanda/ officerare och yachtsmen./ (Russian script, same text)."