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Theodore Roosevelt was carrying this eyeglass class in (Credit: Steve Pfost)

Theodore Roosevelt was carrying this eyeglass class in his jacket pocket when he was shot at a campaign stop in Milwaukee during the 1912 presidential election. The case slowed the bullet before it struck Roosevelt, who went on to deliver a speech before going to the hospital. The case will be on display at the Oyster Bay Historical Society. (Sept. 14, 2012)

Theodore Roosevelt artifacts

History buffs on Long Island will have a chance to see the eyeglass case, pages from the speech, the revolver that fired the bullet and other artifacts from Theodore Roosevelt's 1912 campaign in a centennial exhibition opening Sept. 22 at the Oyster Bay Historical Society.

This is the pistol used by John Schrank,
(Credit: Theodore Roosevelt Association Handout)

This is the pistol used by John Schrank, who attempted to kill President Theodore Roosevelt in 1912.

Theodore Roosevelt was carrying this eyeglass class in
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Theodore Roosevelt was carrying this eyeglass class in his jacket pocket when he was shot at a campaign stop in Milwaukee during the 1912 presidential election. The case slowed the bullet before it struck Roosevelt, who went on to deliver a speech before going to the hospital. The case will be on display at the Oyster Bay Historical Society. (Sept. 14, 2012)

This 1912 photograph of Theodore Roosevelt in Oyster
(Credit: Charles Duprez)

This 1912 photograph of Theodore Roosevelt in Oyster Bay by Charlie Duprez is claimed to be the most used photograph ever taken by any photographer of Roosevelt. Used by John Faber in his book, "Great Moments in News Photography," it was also Teddy's favorite of himself.

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Political cartoons of Theodore Roosevelt from the 1912
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Political cartoons of Theodore Roosevelt from the 1912 presidential election will be on display at the Oyster Bay Historical Society. (Sept. 14, 2012)

Oyster Bay Historical Society president Philip Blocklyn examines
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Oyster Bay Historical Society president Philip Blocklyn examines political bandannas featuring Theodore Roosevelt from the 1912 presidential election at the Oyster Bay Historical Society. (Sept. 14, 2012)

Political bandannas showing Theodore Roosevelt from the 1912
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Political bandannas showing Theodore Roosevelt from the 1912 presidential election will be on display at the Oyster Bay Historical Society. (Sept. 14, 2012)

Political bandannas featuring Theodore Roosevelt from the 1912
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Political bandannas featuring Theodore Roosevelt from the 1912 election will be part of the "TR in 12" exhibition at the Oyster Bay Historical Society. (Sept. 14, 2012)

Oyster Bay Historical Society president Philip Blocklyn examines
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Oyster Bay Historical Society president Philip Blocklyn examines political cartoons of Theodore Roosevelt from the 1912 presidential election. (Sept. 14, 2012)

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Political bandannas showing Theodore Roosevelt from the 1912
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Political bandannas showing Theodore Roosevelt from the 1912 presidential election will be on display at the Oyster Bay Historical Society. (Sept. 14, 2012)

Oyster Bay Historical Society president Philip Blocklyn examines
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Oyster Bay Historical Society president Philip Blocklyn examines political cartoons of Theodore Roosevelt from the 1912 election. (Sept. 14, 2012)

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