title: Theodore Roosevelt: Icon of the American Century
Roosevelt family

(Left to right):
Quentin (1897-1918), Theodore (1858-1919), Theodore Jr. (1887-1944), Archibald (1894-1979),Alice Lee (1884-1980), Kermit (1889-1943), Edith Kermit (1861-1948),
and Ethel Carow (1891-1977)

Like Roosevelt himself, the first family was young, energetic, and a novelty in the White House. Public interest in them was spontaneous, as pictures of Theodore, Edith, and their six children began appearing in newspapers and magazines. For once in history, the executive mansion acquired aspects of a normal American home, complete, with roller skates, bicycles, and tennis racquets.

The Roosevelt Family Pach Brothers studio (active since 1867) gelatin silver print, 1903
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
(This portrait was not featured in the exhibition.)


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