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Theodore Roosevelt Family
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery
Artist
Pach Brothers Studio, active 1867 - 1993
Sitter
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
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Joanna Sturm
Medium
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions
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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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Date
1903
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.
Type
Photograph
Object number
NPG.81.157