Alice Lee Roosevelt, circa 1902, Library of Congress

President Theodore Roosevelt had many challenges during his career… corruption in the New York police force, the creation of the Panama Canal, the Spanish-American war, protecting the Grand Canyon and other national monuments, and groundbreaking anti-trust legislation…but the greatest challenge he faced was a volcano in a blue dress, his eldest daughter – flouter of convention, spicy of demeanor, and perhaps the world’s first media superstar who admirers across the world came to call America’s “Princess Alice.”

The Roosevelt family, circa 1903, Library of Congress. L-R: Quentin, Theodore Sr., Theodore, Jr., Archie, Alice. Kermit, Edith, and Ethel
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