The Story of the Rough Riders. Edward Marshall. New York: G.W. Dillingham Co., 1899.
This is a history of the 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry in the Spanish-American War, fought in 1898 in Cuba. Teddy Roosevelt was the most famous Rough Rider and is quite possibly the inspiration for this cover. The illustrator, Richard F. Outcault, began his career as a technical illustrator for Thomas Edison and gained fame as the creator of “Yellow Kid”, the first colour cartoon strip.