Title: Oil Portrait of Edith Carow Roosevelt
Description: After the death of his first wife, Theodore Roosevelt married a childhood friend, Edith Carow Roosevelt, in 1886. Described as scholarly, gracious, steady, and well-bred, Mrs. Roosevelt managed a family of six, the White House, and her energetic husband. Edith Roosevelt hosted garden parties, dinners, dances, receptions, and ladies’ teas. She hired a social secretary to help her answer letters, plan menus, create seating charts, and send invitations. In this portrait, Mrs. Roosevelt gracefully sits on a white bench with the colonial gardens of the White House behind.
Creator: Theobald Chartran
Credit: White House Historical Association (White House Collection)