Roseland Cottage

The Temperance Man and the General


When President US Grant visited Roseland, he tried his hand at bowling and rolled a strike on his first attempt. Grant wanted to light up a celebratory cigar but was told by Bowen that he disapproved of smoking and didn’t allow it. Grant, according to Bowen’s son Herbert, slipped out to the garden and “smoked to his heart’s content.” Grant’s images, in the bowling alley, commemorate his visit and first attempt at bowling.