Quentin Roosevelt, youngest son of Theodore Roosevelt, and one of his "White House Gang" playmates, Roswell Pinckney, 1902. Pinckney was the son of a White House steward. The "White House Gang" were known for their mischievous childhood pranks. Quentin Roosevelt later joined the Army Air Service and was killed during combat in WWI.
Radio microphone used by Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933. The first president to regularly address the nation over the airwaves, President Roosevelt held his first "fireside chat" in March 1933 to explain why the banks were closing. Through his radio talks, Roosevelt developed an intimate, reassuring rapport with the American people that helped build confidence in his leadership during the Great Depression.