The Fierce Style – and Lovely Hats – of Alice Roosevelt Longworth

An impertinent dignitary once suggested to President Theodore Roosevelt that he control his daughter. “I can be President of the United States, or I can control Alice,” TR replied frankly. “I cannot possibly do both.” Alice Roosevelt, the eldest child of Theodore Roosevelt, was a force of nature. She was a rebellious child, who turned…

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A Few More Favorites from Arnold Genthe

The Library of Congress had a few more really good Arnold Genthe photographs I’d like to share. The first two are from San Francisco, around the time of the great earthquake.     Genthe also photographed famous people. I like this one of the dancer Anna Pavlova and the next of Theodore Roosevelt, near the…

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Theodore Roosevelt Visits the Lone Star State!

In 1905, President Theodore Roosevelt went on a trip west, and he stopped in Sherman, Texas. This stereoscope image shows him speaking (from his horse!) to a sizable crowd. But what is a stereoscope, you ask. Stereoscopes are two photographs of one scene taken at slightly different angles. They can be viewed as two ordinary pictures, but with a stereoscope viewer, they…

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