TR learned of the death of his youngest son Quentin in July of 1918. Quentin, a fighter pilot for the US Army Air Corps in WW1, was shot down behind enemy lines. "Grandfather" Roosevelt hugs baby granddaughter Edith Roosevelt Derby, 1918.
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#26 Edith Kermit (Carow) Roosevelt was born August 6, 1861 in Norwich, CT, and died September 30, 1948 in Oyster Bay, NY. She served as 27th First Lady of the United States from September 14, 1901 to March 4, 1909, with her husband, Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States.
The Smithsonian’s First Lady collection came to be soon after Edith Roosevelt, wife of Teddy Roosevelt, left the White House. When the museum’s advocates asked her for a contribution, Roosevelt said that she wasn’t sure she could help: she often cut up dresses for the material after she wore them. Turns out her inaugural gown was no exception. Her daughter later donated the remaining bottom half, and the Smithsonian refashioned the bodice using photographs. (From 1905)
Photo of Edith Roosevelt with son, Quentin, from the "First Ladies: Political Role and Public Image" exhibition. Edith Roosevelt did not share her husband’s thirst for publicity, but knowing she must deal with the press, she injected both decorum and whimsy into coverage of her rambunctious family. She screened photographers, oversaw the selection of photographs, chose the magazines in which they would appear, and selected authors to write the stories. Courtesy Library of Congress…