FIRST LADY ELEANOR ROOSEVELT - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT JR. - HFSID 279388
Sale Price $360.00
ELEANOR ROOSEVELT and FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT, JR.
Black and white publicity photograph of Eleanor Roosevelt and Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr. standing with a lady talking.
Photograph signed: "Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr." and "Eleanor Roosevelt". B/w, 10x8. ANNA ELEANOR ROOSEVELT (1884-1962) had married her distant cousin, Franklin D. Roosevelt, in 1905 (her uncle, President Theodore Roosevelt, gave her away). She would serve as First Lady for 12 years and 39 days (March 4, 1933 until her husband's death of a cerebral hemorrhage on April 12, 1945), longer than any other woman. Eleanor, who had previously been First Lady of New York when FDR was Governor of the state (1929-1933), later became known as "First Lady of the World" for her humanitarian efforts, including getting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the United Nations. Appointed by President Truman, she had been a member of the U.S. delegation to the United Nations from 1945-1952. On November 7, 1962, 78-year-old Eleanor Roosevelt died at her New York apartment. She was buried next to her husband in Hyde Park four days later. FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT, JR. (1914-1988) represented New York in Congress from 1949-1955. He ran unsuccessfully for Attorney General of New York in 1954 and Governor of New York in 1966. He was married to Ethel DuPont (1937-1949, divorced), Suzanne Perrin (1949-1970, divorced), Felicia Schiff Warburg Sarnoff (1970-1976, divorced) and Patricia Luisa Oakes (1977-1981, divorced). Adequate contrast of signature. Fine condition.
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