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Wedding Portrait of Alice Roosevelt Longworth

This portrait photograph of Alice Roosevelt Longworth in her wedding ensemble was taken by Frances Benjamin Johnston. Alice Roosevelt Longworth, the daughter of President Theodore Roosevelt and Alice Lee Roosevelt, married Nicholas Longworth in a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on February 17, 1906. Longworth, a member of the House of Representatives from Ohio, would eventually serve as Speaker of the House during his career. Alice Roosevelt Longworth's wedding dress featured rare old point lace that trimmed the neckline and elbow-length sleeves of her gown. The lace had been used on her mother when she married Theodore Roosevelt in 1880. The use of the lace was a nod toward her mother, who died two days after Alice was born.
Frances Benjamin Johnston
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Library of Congress