Some activities of U.S. First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt, during the 1930s and 1940s.
United States USA Date:1939 Duration:2 min 43 sec Sound:Yes
Scenes from the beginning of the Roosevelt Administration in 1933 through 1942, in World War 2. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt waving with President Roosevelt, from a balcony. In a different sequence, she is seen modeling clothes, for photographers, and sitting with another woman, as she prepares her daily newspaper column, entitled:"My Day." She is seen horseback riding, with companions, in a wooded park. Crowd fills the area around the Lincoln Memorial and reflecting pool, as African American contralto, Marian Anderson, descends steps of the memorial and begins her famous Easter Sunday concert, on April 9, 1939. First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt, is seen sitting with Secretary of the Interior, Harold L. Ickes, in the audience. Mrs. Roosevelt testifying before a congressional committee regarding conditions of the aged. Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt sitting in a garden where she knits while he works over some papers. Grandchildren run to them. Eleanor Roosevelt with King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, in London, 23 October 1942, viewing destruction wrought by the Nazi Blitz in World War 2. Eleanor Roosevelt in her Red Cross uniform, visiting soldiers at a U.S. Army hospital, during the war.
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