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Tiger Skin Rug

c. 1900 - 1905

Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, National Park Service

Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, National Park Service

The Roosevelts received a tiger skin from the Dowager Empress of China in the first term of Theodore Roosevelt's presidency. According to family folklore, the skin was given to TR's eldest daughter Alice as a consolation prize after losing a Christmas Day pachisi game.

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Details

  • Title: Tiger Skin Rug
  • Date Created: c. 1900 - 1905
  • Physical Dimensions: L 257.5 cm, W 181.25 cm, H 22.5 cm
  • Subject Keywords: Gifts to Politicians
  • Contributor: Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, National Park Service
  • Medium: Fur, bone, glass

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