Quentin Roosevelt & Roswell Pinckney at play Pinckney family photo

Quentin Roosevelt & Roswell Pinckney at play

Quentin [Roosevelt] and Roswell Pinckney at play Photograph shows Roswell Pinckney lassoed by Roosevelt Quentin at the White House. Pinckney was the son of White House steward Henry Pinckney (source: ... show more

Quentin [Roosevelt] and Roswell Pinckney at play
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Photograph shows Roswell Pinckney lassoed by Roosevelt Quentin at the White House. Pinckney was the son of White House steward Henry Pinckney (source: K. Pinckney, 2008).
  • H19124 U.S. Copyright Office.
  • Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item.
  • Frances Benjamin Johnston Collection (Library of Congress).
  • No. 41637. No. 1.
  • Formerly in LOT 4273.
  • Caption card tracings: BI (2); African Americans And Whites; Pres. Index (Family); Shelf.
  • Johnston (Frances Benjamin) Collection
  • Roosevelt, Quentin,--1897-1918--Childhood & youth.
  • Pinckney, Roswell Newcomb,--1896-1981--Childhood & youth.
  • Boys--Washington (D.C.)--1900-1910.
  • Play (Recreation)--Washington (D.C.)--1900-1910.
  • African Americans--Children--Washington (D.C.)--1900-1910.
  • Photographic prints--1900-1910.
  • Portrait photographs--1900-1910.
Johnston, Frances Benjamin, 1864-1952. Portraits
Johnston, Frances Benjamin, 1864-1952, photographer
Darillyn Starr I love this and other pictures I've seen that were taken at the same time, of these two little pals! Children are aware of differences in skin color, but they don't realize that it makes any difference to anyone. I'm sure that both of these boys benefited from having had this relationship, throughout their lives. Unfortunately, Quentin's life wasn't long, as he was shot down by a German pilot, at age 20, while serving in WWI. Roswell, thankfully, live to be 84!
Dec 04, 2012 1:39 pm · Reply
Daniel Pinna I agree Darillyn! And yes, it's very sad about Quentin Theodore Roosevelt's early death.
Dec 04, 2012 5:21 pm · Reply
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