He Knows How to Handle Them

Published on June 18th, 1908 this cartoon depicts a mischievous Teddy Roosevelt, dressed in his rough Riders outfit, approaching a bee hive labeled “G.O.P. National Convention.” He carries what appears to be a hive lid with the tag “endorsement of administration in G.O.P. Platform.” The cartoonist is commenting on Roosevelt’s relationship with the Grand Old Party.