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Mrs. Nicholas Longworth (Alice Lee Roosevelt)

1929 Moses Wainer Dykaar Born: Vilna, Russia 1884 Died: New York, New York 1933 marble 25 x 19 5/8 x 8 1/4 in. (63.5 x 49.9 x 21.0 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of David E. Dykaar 1965.15.2 Not currently on view


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Alice Roosevelt was the eldest daughter of President Theodore Roosevelt. She was a wild teenager, smoking in public, traveling without a chaperone, and interrupting meetings, and her father once remarked, “I can be President of the United States, or I can control Alice. I cannot possibly do both.” She married Nicholas Longworth, representative from Cincinnati, in 1906, and was actively involved in politics. She was known for her cutting remarks and always had something to say about presidents past and present, including Calvin Coolidge, who “looked as if he had been weaned on a pickle,” and William H. Taft, whom she considered “great in girth . . . but great in nothing else.”

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Portrait female - Longworth, Nicholas, Mrs. - bust

Portrait female - Roosevelt, Alice Lee - bust

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stone - marble

About Moses Wainer Dykaar

Born: Vilna, Russia 1884 Died: New York, New York 1933

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