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[Detail] Major-General Zachary Taylor--President of the United States. 1848.

Journal: A Child's View of the White House

Abraham Lincoln, seated, and son Tad, standing

A photograph of the President and Thomas (Tad) made by Mathew B. Brady. [February 9, 1864]

Suggest that students find out about one of the children who lived in the White House and write a journal account from the child's point of view. They might choose Thomas "Tad" Lincoln, one of Theodore and Edith Roosevelt's children, or Amy Carter.

Search on Thomas Lincoln for this photograph of the young Thomas with his father, President Abraham Lincoln.