French postcard depicting Theodore Roosevelt as peacemaker c. 1908

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Scarce French postcard depicting U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt as a peacemaker, this after his winning the Nobel Peace prize in 1906 for his efforts in concluding the peace treaty ending the war between Russia and Japan. 

Image of him standing in front of the American flag, standing on olive branches, with a peace dove on his shoulder, and he is sharpening a quill in his hand labeled ‘Diplomatie(Diplomacy).

Inside the American flag is the text:

PAXOMANE de 1er classe, autorise cessation radicale des hostilités les plus invétérées.
Ne pas confondre avec le tribunal de la Haye


1st class 'Peace Fanatic', authorizes radical cessation of the most inveterate hostilities.

Not to be confused with the court in The Hague.

Drawn by "Ibille".

Based on him winning the peace prize in 1906, and the Hague Convention occurring in 1907, probably dates ot to 1907-08.


Colors appear faded. Toned on back, paper damage where affixed to album.


The Treaty of Portsmouth formally ended the 1904–05 Russo-Japanese War. It was signed on September 5, 1905, after negotiations from August 6 to August 30, at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine, United States. U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt was instrumental in the negotiations and won the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts.

The Hague Conventions of 1899 and 1907 are a series of international treaties and declarations negotiated at two international peace conferences at The Hague in the Netherlands. Along with the Geneva Conventions, the Hague Conventions were among the first formal statements of the laws of war and war crimes in the body of secular international law.