President Roosevelt with Newlyweds Alice Roosevelt and Nicholas Longworth
This stereograph of President Theodore Roosevelt, right, with his daughter Alice Roosevelt Longworth and her husband, Nicholas Longworth, left, was taken by C. L. Wasson. Longworth, a member of the House of Representatives from Ohio who went on to become Speaker of the House, married Alice Roosevelt in the East Room of the White House on February 17, 1906. The trio was captured surrounded by an array of palms and lilies, among other fronds and flowers.
Alice’s wedding gown was made of American materials: a pure white heavy satin foundation with corded satin along the seams. Rare old point lace trimmings on the bodice and sleeves were embellished by clusters of orange blossoms. A four-yard court train in white brocade satin in a lily pattern trailed behind the bride. To ensure that Alice’s gown could not be copied, the loom cards used to create the brocade weaving pattern of Alice's dress were destroyed when the fabric was completed.