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Profile Portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962)

Object Number: 
1990.1.205
Date: 
1936
Medium: 
Graphite on notepad paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 x 5 in. ( 17.8 x 12.7 cm )
Marks: 
signature and date: lower left: "Wm H. Walker / Dutch Treat Club / Jan 14/36" inscription: lower right: "Eleanor Roosevelt"
Inscriptions: 
Signed and inscribed at lower left in graphite: "Wm. H. Walker / Dutch Treat Club / Jan 14/36"; signed by sitter at lower right: "Eleanor Roosevelt"
Description: 
Portrait
Gallery Label: 
The subject married her cousin Franklin Delano in 1905, and lived the typical cloistered life of an upper-class lady until her husband was struck with polio in the early 1920s. FDR's illness and eventual resolve to continue his political career created a unique opportunity for Eleanor to take an active public role. While serving as First Lady, she became a vocal advocate of rights for the poor, minorities, and women in America.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Family of William Henry Walker
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group