Item: "For He Himself Has Said It"
Record Number: 12271
Box Number: 2
Folder Number: 11
Artist: De Mar, John L., 1865-1926
Depicts: Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919, Charles F. Murphy, 1858-1924, Penrose, Boies, 1860-1921, William Barnes
Repository: Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Date of Original: July 27 1914
Image description: On a wall, A young Teddy Roosevelt draws an image of himself as an adult. He also has drawn a group of men who he has labeled Charlie Murphy, Penrose, and Bill Barnes. Some of the letters in their names are written backwards so that it looks like a child's handwriting.
On July 22, 1914 Roosevelt accused Bill Barnes, owner of the Albany Times-Union, of corruption and of working with two known political bosses, Boies Penrose and Charlie Murphy. His comments were published in newspapers across the country. The following day Barnes filed a suit against Roosevelt. At the conclusion of the trial, Roosevelt was found innocent and Barnes' political career was over.