Gifford and Cornelia Bryce Pinchot, with son Gifford Bryce Pinchot and an unidentified friend, circa 1918.
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Family photo. Two small children sit in a saddle atop a horse. Mrs. Pinchot kneels and pets three german shephard dogs. Pinchot stands at the horse's head.

Credit: Library of Congress

In 1914, Gifford Pinchot married Cornelia Elizabeth Bryce, the daughter of a wealthy a Rhode Island journalist and politician. A strong advocate of women's rights, labor, and other progressive causes, Cornelia became one of the most politically active first ladies in Pennsylvania history. Called the best political mind of any woman he had ever met by Theodore Roosevelt, she also made three unsuccessful runs for the U.S. House of Representatives.

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