Thomas “Tad” Lincoln, fourth and youngest son of President Abraham Lincoln (1861-65), rides one of his two ponies.
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An 1894 article reports on “innumerable pets at the White House” during the presidential administration of Grover Cleveland.
President Benjamin Harrison’s son Russell Harrison had a pet goat named Old Whiskers. This goat was so ornery that one day…
Theodore Roosevelt and family once owned a one-legged rooster. Photo: National Photo Company, Library of Congress.
One of the more colorful, and noisy, of the Theodore Roosevelt family’s pets was Eli Yale, a Hyacinth macaw who was “gorgeous,” according to the president.
One of the beloved family dogs in the Roosevelt White House was a Manchester terrier named Blackjack, or Jack for short.
A hundred years ago, Quentin Roosevelt — Teddy Roosevelt’s son — had a pony named Algonquin. Find out more in this article (with photos).