Theodore Roosevelt Jr. (left), Charles Suydam Cutting, and Kermit Roosevelt (right) with U.S. Consul Culver B. Chamberlain, 1929
Kunming, Yunnan Province
Courtesy of the Print Collection, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs, The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations, 2007057
President Theodore Roosevelt’s sons, Kermit and Ted Jr., traveled twice to China for The Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, Illinois, to help build its collection of animal specimens. From 1928 to 1929, the Roosevelt brothers, led by Chinese American explorers Jack (Yang Dize) and Adelaide “Su-Lin” Young, traveled through western China.