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Artist:
Clara Sipprell, 31 Oct 1885 - 27 Dec 1975  Search this
Sitter:
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, 11 Oct 1884 - 7 Nov 1962  Search this
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 24.8 × 20 cm (9 3/4 × 7 7/8")
Sheet: 25.5 × 20.3 cm (10 1/16 × 8")
Mat: 55.9 × 40.7 cm (22 × 16")
Type:
Photograph
Place:
United States\New York\Kings\New York
Date:
1949
Exhibition Label:
When Franklin D. Roosevelt took the presidential oath in March 1933, his wife Eleanor entered the White House declaring that she was "just going to be plain, ordinary Mrs. Roosevelt. And that's all." The promise was not long kept. Soon Eleanor Roosevelt was deeply engrossed in the politics of her husband's New Deal. Touring the nation's depression-ridden communities, she returned to Washington to promote federally sponsored planned communities. She made speeches and gave press conferences where she addressed such matters as child labor and sweatshops. Most important, she was her husband's conscience, urging him toward measures that he might otherwise have avoided in the name of expedience. As she herself put it after FDR's death, "I think I sometimes acted as a spur even though the spurring was not always welcome."
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Costume\Headgear\Hat  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Necklace\Pearl  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Ring  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Watch\Wrist watch  Search this
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt: Female  Search this
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt: Literature\Writer  Search this
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt: Education\Educator\Lecturer  Search this
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Activist  Search this
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt: Politics and Government\First Lady\First Lady of US  Search this
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Humanitarian  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; bequest of Phyllis Fenner
Object number:
NPG.82.158
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm46e99f7db-cfd9-4c70-87db-dcecc0576328
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.82.158