Theodore Roosevelt Family

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Exhibition Label
Family was vitally important to Theodore Roosevelt, both personally and for his political philosophy. He was proud of his family’s genealogy and had been nurtured in the harmonious household of his parents. The importance of family was driven home to him by devastating losses: first the death of his father at an early age, then the staggering simultaneous passing in 1884 of both his wife, Alice, and his mother. Mourning, he withdrew to his ranch in the Dakotas. In 1886 he returned to New York City and to politics and also married Edith K. Carow, who raised his daughter, Alice Roosevelt Longsworth. They had five children of their own between 1887 and 1897. A large family was emotionally necessary for Roosevelt, and it also undergirded his political view that western civilization depended on a strong birth rate.
Pach Brothers Studio, active 1867 - 1993
Theodore Roosevelt, 27 Oct 1858 - 6 Jan 1919
Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt, 6 Aug 1861 - 30 Sep 1948
Quentin Roosevelt, 19 Nov 1897 - 14 Jul 1918
Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., 13 Sep 1887 - 12 Jul 1944
Archibald Bulloch Roosevelt, 1894 - 1979
Kermit Roosevelt, 10 Oct 1889 - 4 Jun 1943
Alice Lee Roosevelt Longworth, 12 Feb 1884 - 20 Feb 1980
Ethel Kermit Carow Roosevelt, 13 Aug 1891 - 10 Dec 1977
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National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Joanna Sturm
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Quentin Roosevelt: Male
Quentin Roosevelt: Politics and Government\Son of US President
Quentin Roosevelt: Military\Army\Pilot
Theodore Roosevelt, Jr.: Male
Theodore Roosevelt, Jr.: Business and Finance\Businessperson
Theodore Roosevelt, Jr.: Literature\Writer
Theodore Roosevelt, Jr.: Politics and Government\Public Official
Theodore Roosevelt, Jr.: Military\Army\Officer\General
Theodore Roosevelt, Jr.: Communications\Journalist\Editor\Magazine
Theodore Roosevelt, Jr.: Politics and Government\Son of US President
Theodore Roosevelt, Jr.: Politics and Government\Governor\Puerto Rico
Archibald Bulloch Roosevelt: Male
Archibald Bulloch Roosevelt: Politics and Government\Son of US President
Archibald Bulloch Roosevelt: Military\Army\Officer\Lieutenant-Colonel
Kermit Roosevelt: Male
Kermit Roosevelt: Literature\Writer
Kermit Roosevelt: Natural Resources\Explorer
Kermit Roosevelt: Politics and Government\Son of US President
Kermit Roosevelt: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Shipping
Kermit Roosevelt: Military\Army\Officer\Major
Kermit Roosevelt: Military\Office of Strategic Services
Ethel Kermit Carow Roosevelt: Female
Ethel Kermit Carow Roosevelt: Politics and Government\Daughter of US President
Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt: Female
Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt: Politics and Government\First Lady\First Lady of US
Alice Lee Roosevelt Longworth: Female
Alice Lee Roosevelt Longworth: Politics and Government\Daughter of US President
Alice Lee Roosevelt Longworth: Society and Social Change\Socialite
Theodore Roosevelt: Male
Theodore Roosevelt: Politics and Government\State Legislator\New York
Theodore Roosevelt: Literature\Writer
Theodore Roosevelt: Politics and Government\Vice-President of US
Theodore Roosevelt: Military\Army\Officer\Colonel
Theodore Roosevelt: Natural Resources\Explorer
Theodore Roosevelt: Politics and Government\Governor\New York
Theodore Roosevelt: Politics and Government\President of US
Theodore Roosevelt: Humanities and Social Sciences\Historian
Theodore Roosevelt: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Environmentalist
Theodore Roosevelt: Natural Resources\Agriculturist\Rancher
Theodore Roosevelt: Nobel Prize
Gelatin silver print
Image: 7.5 × 13.8 cm (2 15/16 × 5 7/16")
Sheet: 8.4 × 13.8 cm (3 5/16 × 5 7/16")
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