In honor of National Pet Day, take a look at photos of first pets dating back to the late 1800s.
First lady Grace Coolidge, wife of President Calvin Coolidge, shows her pet raccoon, Rebecca, to children gathered on the White House lawn for an Easter Egg Roll. The Coolidges also had 11 dogs, two cats, another raccoon, a bobcat, a donkey and several birds. Foreign leaders also gave them lion cubs, a wallaby, a pigmy hippo and a bear as gifts.
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